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James v Maria at Cattistock Tennis Club

11th July 2017

Have you ever visited Cattistock Tennis Club?

It's a little gem, hidden away just off the road just past the village on the road to Maiden Newton.

With Wimbledon back on, Maria and I have been bitten by the tennis bug, so we decided to go and play ... the problem is, neither of us have played before!

So who won?



Thanks very much to the lovely team at Cattistock Tennis Club for hosting us!

Visit their website here

Take a look at their Facebook page


Posted by James at 5:35am

Happy 50th birthday to Tesco in Weymouth

6th July 2017

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Staff at Tesco in Weymouth have celebrated the store's fiftieth birthday!

I popped along to meet two of the longest serving members of staff, Mike and Julie, who've been there since 1977 and 1978 respectively!

Take a listen to find out what Mike thought when he first took the job, and who he met while he was there...



Posted by James at 1:22pm

'Deal & Donate' cheque presentation

30th June 2017

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Back in late May, we celebrated Local Radio Day, and one of the things we did was a 'Deal and Donate' campaign.

We buddied up with Dowsetts Motors in Weymouth, and for every used car they sold during the week, 1% would be donated to Rethink Mental Illness services in Dorset.

Wessex FM then matched this to double the total.

I'm delighted to say that we handed over £506.90 to Michelle Dunnings at Rethink Mental Illness this week!

She told me how the money would be spent:


Posted by James at 6:37am

Follow The Bear ... to Weymouth!

27th June 2017

Here's a memory from the 1980s ... Weymouth beach playing a starring role in a Hofmeister's beer advert!

They were famous for their series 'follow the bear' commercials.

Do you remember them making this?  Were you there?  Or even in it?



Posted by James at 6:37am

Dorchester Marathon - Meet the Magna Housing team

5th May 2017

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I've been lucky enough to run three London Marathons, and even one in New York! 

This year sees the very first Dorchester Marathon and Half Marathon, on Sunday 28th May, with thousands taking to the roads around our beautiful county.

You can find out everything you need to know - the route, the road closures, and how to contact organisers if you want to know more or have concerns, by clicking here.

I went along to meet the team representing Magna Housing, who are raising money for Weldmar Hospice and other charities.

Take a listen here:



Pictured above:

Emma Walker (full), Wendy Richmond (half), Catriona Fountain (full), Emma Ford (half), Lauren Williams (half), Gail Pearson (full), Becky Alford (their fantastic trainer!)



Posted by James at 6:46am


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James v Maria at Cattistock Tennis Club

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11th July 2017 5:35am

Happy 50th birthday to Tesco in Weymouth

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6th July 2017 1:22pm

'Deal & Donate' cheque presentation

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30th June 2017 6:37am

Follow The Bear ... to Weymouth!

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27th June 2017 6:37am

Dorchester Marathon - Meet the Magna Housing team

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5th May 2017 6:46am