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Ridgeway Magazine

Ridgeway Magazine 24.11.21

Coping with death and destruction – a doctor talks • Generation Z wants pampering at work! • Christmas gifts for gardeners • A peek at sunny Gibraltar • Pedestrian crossing ignorance costs lives • Getting a “snootfull” of air pollution…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 10.11.21

Dorset poet Jim Potts’ incredible life story • Writer broadcaster A N Wilson on “unpeeling” Dickens • Gazing into a sea not made of water! says an author • Gardening with Ruth – the answer lies in the soil • The zebra crossing is 70 years old • A local talent show in Weymouth – book now!


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 27.10.21

Fascinating guests, fascinating facts, views and special features. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton. Today: Paul Atterbury on 100 years of the Poppy • “The doctor will see you now” – Dr Amir Khan talks about his book • Ruth on gardening and Malcolm on pets and fireworks • Neither a lender nor a borrower be – a new twist on an old saying • A shepherdess on a woman in a man’s world…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 13.10.21

From the Dorchester Literary Festival, Sir Max Hastings on the vital WW2 Malta convoy • Fuel economy – driving tips from the RAC • Dining out- would you pay a table reservation fee? • Shopping: posh frocks and vintage fashions at Julia’s House • Research on the runaway growth of internet sales • Customers rally to object to plans for another convenience store • Gardening expert Ruth on the threat to front gardens…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 29.09.21

New law to make tipping waiters a fairer affair • Are car park spaces more important than lawns? • Gardeners’ questions with Ruth • Spiders; the “Kalahari Ferrari” and the Noble Black Widow’s nasty nip • How Spotted Dick became Spotted Richard and other traditional dishes • Leather jackets or legless daddy long legs in your garden • It’s a dog’s life – tail wagging explained


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 15.09.21

Today: Holidays in Dorset – book now for 2022 to avoid disappointment • Portland Island Community receives a huge financial grant • Meet the talented Portland couple who work with driftwood • How green is your lawn? asks gardening expert Ruth • Our “Tame Vet” Malcolm reflects on autumn, squirrels and rabbits…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 01.09.21

Preview of the Dorset Sea Food Festival in Weymouth • Paul Atterbury sets the scene for the Dorchester Literary Festival • Gardening expert Ruth on why September is an important month • To the Sahara on the Weldmar Hospice trek • Our tame vet Malcolm and his tale of the camel in the desert • Opinion piece -‘don’t talk to me about the green thing!’


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 18.08.21

Alpacas – a popular Dorset tourism asset • More historic headlines from the Echo • Ruth declares war on garden pests • The Bus Shelter moves to the Park and Ride • Children should eat with their fingers…really? • John, hair singed, flees a wild fire. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 04.08.21

Celebrating 100 years of the Dorset Echo; a reporter remembers the big stories • Caring for your garden in high summer • Part three of the Portland Port story • Meet the dog that runs rings around you • Pet Patter returns with advice for hot dog owners • Charity news – The Blue Marine Foundation in Dorset


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 21.07.21

“Levelling up” what does it mean for Weymouth’s future? • Britain’s worst drivers • Gardens – how to leave them when away on holiday • The Portland Port story – part 2 • Probing the cashless society • A change of MP for parts of Dorchester and Weymouth • Keeping cool – some real and/or fanciful ideas


 

 

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Ridgeway Magazine 07.07.21

Gaming: obsessive and addictive behaviour. A Portland group offers help • Portland Port keeps its business head above water without cruise ships • First instalment of the Port’s history • Keep106 is three – chairman has plans for our future • Section 106 in Littlemoor – hands off OUR cash says councillor! • Weymouth’s BID former chief looks back


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 23.06.21

Investigation: when obsessive gaming becomes an addiction • Dorchester: how will County planning “protocol” affect town? • Gardening: it shouldn’t cost the earth says our expert • Second hand cars: buy now with salesman’s lingo explained • Charity: The Horse Course turns to gardening • Reading from “Blood Moon Rising”, new book from local author


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 09.06.21

Killer cows; why we should all take care even on public footpaths • Plenty of work, but where are the staff asks Chamber of Commerce boss •The Weymouth Repair Café, soon to re-open, fixes the unfixable • For peat’s sake – our gardening expert talks compost • We meet the new Weymouth mayor • Those harbourside railings again! • And responsible crabbing • Welcome to the brand new award winning MV Freedom


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 26.05.21

Will dissatisfied Weymouth and Dorchester Town Councils seek a form of independence from the County Council? • Tarmac, cats eyes, traffic lights and Belisha beacons: the fascinating history on our roads • Over 2800 Dorset children seek mental health help in eight months. A psychotherapist says Prince Harry is helping • Holidaymakers abroad beware. Rip off charges for “sanitising” hire cars – add over £200 and more! • Also gardening tips from Ruth Hayes. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 12.05.21

Should Weymouth Town Council declare independence from the County Council? • What was life like for two Weymouth ships’ passengers bound for the New World? • Password tyranny – forgotten yours? • Chips with everything? No! there’s a world shortage • Japanese knot weed in Dorchester. It’s serious! • This week’s charity – Portland Island Community Action


 

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