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May 2016

Fayre In The Square Video Highlights

30th May 2016

We had a fantastic day on Sunday for the first day of Fayre In The Square!

Organised by Weymouth Rotary Club, there's live music, lots to eat and drink, and plenty of stalls.

Check out our video highlights:


And there are more photos here


Posted by James at 10:03am

Come Dine With Me Back In Weymouth

18th May 2016

You may remember Wessex FM's April Fool, where we told you there was going to be a new reality TV show filmed in Weymouth.  We had a number of listeners apply!

But here's a real chance to get on the telly - Come Dine With Me is coming back to town!

They're looking for contestants from the Weymouth area.  Find out more here.

I spoke to local music teacher Ed Hitze, who was on the show when it was last in the area, to find out what it's like being a contestant on the show:

Posted by James at 7:58am

Air Ambulance Bike Ride VIDEO

16th May 2016

It was fantastic fun joining the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance team at the weekend for their annual Coast To Coast Bike Ride!

We were at the finish line in West Bay to welcome the six hundred riders who'd made their way from either Watchet or Drimpton.

Congratulations to everyone who took part!



Click here for all the photos!


Posted by James at 6:47am

Weymouth Flash Floods VIDEOS

13th May 2016

You probably noticed how much rain we had in Dorset on Thursday!

Thanks to these Wessex FM listeners for sharing how flash floods affected Abbotsbury Road and the Nothe Fort in Weymouth...




Posted by James at 4:49am

International Nurses Day

12th May 2016

Here's to all the hardworking nurses in Dorset!

Today was International Nurses Day.  It was brilliant to get so many calls on the show this morning, championing these great local care givers.

I popped along to the Radipole Ward at Westhaven Hospital in Weymouth to present them with a cake!

westhaven hospital

Posted by James at 8:38pm

Are You As Smart As A Six Year Old?

5th May 2016

Following the news earlier this week that parents were taking their children out of school for the day in protest at testing, we've found ten English questions designed for six year olds.

How many will you get right?  I got eight - I'm sure it should have been more for a test for six year olds!


Click here to take the test


Here's what you've been saying on our Facebook page about it:

Posted by James at 9:17am

Dorset Young Farmers Bike Ride

4th May 2016

This morning I spoke to Joshua from Dorset Young Farmers, who is cycling from Paris to Blackpool to raise money for charity.



You can find out more on their fundraising page


young farmers bike ride

Posted by James at 9:24am

Phil Spencer talks Beach Hut Of The Year

3rd May 2016

phil spencer

TV property expert Phil Spencer is on the judging panel for Beach Hut Of The Year 2016, and he spoke to James on the Breakfast Show to encourage Dorset beach hut owners to put theirs forward!

You can enter the competition here - entries close at midday on Wednesday 8th June.


Posted by James at 8:10am

Dorset Knob Throwing VIDEO

1st May 2016

We had a fantastic time joining in the fun at the Dorset Knob Throwing & Food Festival!

There was a great turnout, a brilliant atmosphere, all the favourite knob games, and some new ones too.

Check out our video highlights here:



See our Dorset Knob Throwing Photo Gallery here

Posted by James at 8:23pm


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