The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

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Towards Dorchester from Ridgeway
Queen Mother Square
Poundbury Fountain
Buttermarket Square
Brewery Square fountains
Weymouth Bay
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Custom House Quay, Weymouth, England
The Esplanade, Weymouth
Dorset bluebell wood
Chesil Beach from Portland
Maumbury Rings
Dorchester from The Keep
Looking towards Weymouth and Portland from Hardy's Monument
The bridge at Lower Bockhampton
Towards Dorchester from Ridgeway
Towards Charminster from Poundbury Camp
Queen Mother Square
Poundbury Fountain
Buttermarket Square
Brewery Square fountains
Weymouth Bay
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Custom House Quay, Weymouth, England
The Esplanade, Weymouth, England
Bluebell wood
Chesil Beach from Portland
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Ridgeway Magazine

Ridgeway Magazine 28.04.21

Racist issues and bad behaviour surface on Weymouth Harbourside • Will the area become a no-go area at night? We report • Tree cutting and railways – historian Paul Atterbury’s view might surprise • Weymouth Town Council has money for charities – just ask • There’s cash in old trainers – millions! • What do we buy secondhand? Books, buggies bicycles and clothing • Gardening: advice on shady areas and dry patches


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 14.04.21

Town Council leader fears for Weymouth’s future – frank interview • “1984” tops classic book sales; Paul Atterbury reviews 70 years after publication • New book about tales from Dorchester Assizes in 19th century • reviewed 100 years of red phone boxes – where have they gone? • R E M A P, the charity that fixes equipment for the disabled • Too dry, too cold – gardening tips for the Spring…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 31.03.21

Why a policeman’s lot is not a happy one! Police and Crimes Commissioner speaks out • Covid jabs – why the hesitancy? • Good news for pub gardens and b&b business is looking up • Charities in need can apply for local brewer’s Community Chest funding • Ruth talks about weeds and weeding • John talks rubbish!


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 17/03

Today: The nasty side of Brexit – beware unwelcome additional costs on EU purchases • Have you lost track of a workplace pension you may have paid in to? • Remembering the Little Black Dress and it’s male counterpart the DJ with white tie and tails • Mobile phones are nearly 50 years old • Free ‘sitting out’ licences for pubs and eateries. Dorset Council tells more • Ruth, our gardening expert, talks about heather and lavender…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 03/03

Today: Gazumping is back with a vengeance; an estate agent explains • We investigate why Dorset Council is increasing the rates on empty, but useable, houses by 300% • We have a report from France on how they’re coping with lockdown • A Weymouth care home manager hopes new rules will benefit her residents • Our gardening expert answers some gardeners’ questions…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 17/02

The introduction of decimal coinage – some personal views • 1971 – a troubled year in review • The stories behind two old favourites; Babycham and Smiths crisps • Cold start, won’t start? Advice from the RAC • Bruised and battered garden? – Don’t worry says Ruth • Final episode – the washer-upper who bought a hotel…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 03/02

Town cramming and garden grabbing as explained by Weymouth Civic Society • Be careful with your home-poured drinks – just one could put you over the limit! • Are we smoking more during lockdown? We ask Action on Smoking and Health • It’s a good time to plant a hedge says our gardening expert Ruth Hayes • John reports his Covid jab was “seamless and painless” • Our good cause this time is the Margaret Green Animal Rescue centre…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine Pick of 2020 Pt 2

Tales of royalty, film stars and a lady of the night at a grand hotel • Pip Squeak and Wilfred, Rupert Bear and Teddy Tail remembered • Why Christopher Robin’s childhood was unhappy • The history of loo paper and a warning to wash hands • Florence Nightingale at 200: more reformer than nurse • Whatever happened to common sense? • A girl’s dash for her life to escape a desert war • Spotlight on a charity…the ‘MV Freedom’…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine Pick of 2020 Pt 1

Children read their stories about “A different summer”, Tom Restorick drums for the NHS • Gardening expert Ruth on Christmas plants and our “tame vet” Malcolm on talking to pets. • What to do if your dog is lost or stolen. • Getting your own back on the banking rigmarole. • Memories from a top hotelier and a top press photographer • An idea for stress relief in lockdown that works • Dorset’s dodgy car sales and tricks. John Shepherd and Andy Venton present…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 23/12

British versus French trawlermen; revisiting the scallop wars • Rip off! Motor insurers charge 30% extra for monthly payments • Gardening rubbish; make use of Christmas wrapping • How the p.c. brigade tried to wreck Christmas • Jokey headlines and 2020 cracker jokes. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 09/12

Recruitment fraud – job seekers beware! • Shops open again – how is Weymouth doing? • This week’s good cause – Steps, working with young people • Overnight campervan stays on Portland – no! says Civic Society • Our vet says it’s “all in a Christmas Day’s work for a vet” and warns that pet treats can cause problems • Vinegar and lemon cure for hard water limescale • Food at rock bottom prices to help those in food poverty…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 25/11

To Portland for the latest on the “mighty burner” incinerator plan • More warnings about scams and how to avoid them • Gardening – Winter salads and how you can grow them at home • Pubs…first orders or last orders please! • This week’s good cause – the Dorset Volunteer Centre • How a cheeky mutt scooped the prize in a Weymouth and Portland video competition • We look at a local author’s compilation of lockdown memories. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 11/11

The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior: from the battlefields in France to internment in Westminster Abbey, some little remembered facts • Gardening: do’s and dont’s of house plant care • Portlanders feel strongly about demolishing the Pulpit Inn with alarming plans for the SSI • Ten golden rules for avoiding scams from Which? Magazine • House keys – under the mat? Take more care of them • This week’s local good cause – The Lantern Trust in Weymouth…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 28/10

What does a milk maid have to do with the discovery of vaccination • Why the Council is to take over a sea front café • Car parking in Dorset and local councillors’ fury at “harmonisation” plans • Is Weymouth falling down? A former conservation officer speaks • The mixed history of British Summer Time • This week’s good cause – a phoning and letter writing idea • Nothe Fort received funding for improvements. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 14/10

The first in our series about deserving good causes; the mini-cruise ship MV Freedom • Gardening tips from Ruth – talking about hardwood cuttings • There’s a hedgehog in my garage – we learn more about them • Cinema is alive and well in Dorchester says the Plaza • We ask – are smart plugs that smart? Take care… • Premium Bond prize fund reduced – are you feeling lucky? Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton…


 

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