Talking News

Talking Newspapers were set up in the 1970’s to provide a summary of the news in an audio format. Sight Concern Worcestershire operates The Malvern Talking News and is run by our amazing volunteers.

 Malvern Talking News

The Malvern Talking News is a fortnightly audio summary of the news that is published in the Malvern Gazette and Ledbury Reporter.

You can listen to the Malvern Talking News by:

  • Using the web player opposite.
  • Listening to it over the phone by calling 01684 252552, calls are charged charged at the “local rate” of your telephone service provider. Please note that we are currently changing suppliers of this service so there may be a period of time when this service does not work. 
  • Using the Amazon Alexa skill.  Simply say “Alexa, Enable Talking Newspapers”. Once enabled simply say “Alexa, Open Malvern Talking Newspaper” to listen to the latest edition. If this does not work you may need to go into the Alexa App and enable the skill “Talking Newspapers”.

For updates about when the Malvern Talking Newspaper has a new edition released, you can follow our Facebook page – Click here.

For further information please contact Sight Concern Worcestershire on 01905 723245 or email:info@sightconcern.co.uk

There are also a number of other Talking News services in the county – please see below for more information.

Worcestershire Talking Newspapers

Redditch and Bromsgrove Talking Newspapers

A voluntary organisation which provides the news for blind and partially sighted people in Redditch and Bromsgrove has celebrated four decades since it began. If anyone would like to receive the Talking Newspaper in Redditch or Bromsgrove, please call Margaret Mountford on 01527 451 292 or send her an email.

You can also access the Redditch and Bromsgrove Talking Newspaper through the BWFB & TNF App for iPhone,  iPad, Android Tablets and Android Smart Phones (Available on the App Store and Google Play) or through your Amazon Echo Alexa device by saying “Alexa, enable Redditch and Bromsgrove Talking Newspaper”

Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper

Local news by local people since 1980-The Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper Association (WFTN) is a registered charity. It’s easy to become a listener. You can do it in one of two ways: register online www.wftn.org.uk  or simply telephone one of our listener liaison officer Janet Sheldon on 01299 823278. Or email janet.sheldon@yahoo.co.uk

Pershore Talking News

To receive the newspaper or for more information please contact Nicola Templeton-Ward, 21 Albert Park Rd, Malvern, WR14 1HL Pershore, Worcestershire, Tel; 01684 565082 or email nntw@me.com Web: pershoretalkingnewspaper.yolasite.com

Worcester Talking News

Bringing local news to visually impaired listeners. To receive the newspaper or magazine the contact address is, The Chairman, Colin Chance House,11 Wyld’s Lane, Worcester, WR5 1DA, or telephone 01905 767 766 Or email wtalkingnewspaper@gmail.com

Evesham Talking Newspaper

If you would like to enquire about the Evesham Talking Newspaper, or If you, or someone you know, would like to receive our recordings, please phone – Fran Webb 01386 870889 or visit  –www.eveshamtalkingnewspaper.co.uk

Talking Newspapers in Surrounding Counties

Black Country Talking Newspaper

(Thomas Pocklington Trust) Service News and information in audio format for those who can no longer see to read a newspaper or magazine due to visual impairment. Pocklington Resource Centre, Mary Stevens Centre, 221 Hagley Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands,DY8 2JP Telephone-01384 440 333 Or email claire.bayley@pocklington-trust.org.uk for talking newspaper enquiries.

Birmingham Talking Newspaper

A registered charity providing a free service of local news, entertainment and information for blind and partially sighted people living in and around Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield. New Listeners Referrals. Lizzy Hunting email info@btna.org.uk, Postal address, 25 Raddlebarn Farm Drive, Selly Oak, Birmingham,B29 6UN

The Talking News Federation

The Talking News Federation is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK. They can help you find your local Talking News wherever you live in the UK.

Call: 01793 497 555

Emailenquiries@tnf.org.uk

Website:www.tnf.org.uk

 

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