Wales Council of the Blind

Services with the keyword: TN

Carmarthen Talking Newspaper - (Llyfrau Llafar Cymru/Talking Books Wales)

The Carmarthen Talking Newspaper is an audio collection of local news cherry picked from the Carmarthen Journal every week - with half an hour of English and half an hour of Welsh. The bi-monthly Carmarthenshire News in a Welsh and an English edition is sent out with the Carmarthen Talking Newspaper.

Chester & Flintshire Talking Newspapers - (Flintshire Talking Newspaper)

We are currently producing a single, online only, edition of the Chester and Flintshire Talking Newspapers. This will be posted each week under the Chester News section.

Dolgellau & District Talking Newspaper - (Dolgellau & District Talking Newspaper)

Weekly local news recordings in Welsh and English, plus bi-monthly magazine recording also in Welsh and English.

Forest Talk - (Forest Talk)

Forest Talk provides a weekly talking newspaper for blind and visually impaired people in the Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire. We record local news items taken from the weekly Forest of Dean newspapers: The Forester and Wye Valley Forest Review. We complement this with a weekly ‘magazine’ of light-hearted articles, local interest items, poems and anecdotes. Each recording lasts approximately 90 minutes. Our recordings are distributed on USB memory sticks. We also supply each of our registered blind listeners with a free of charge USB ‘soundbox’ to enable them to listen to our recordings each week. Publications: The Forester (weekly); The Wye Valley Review (weekly); Western Daily Press (daily).

Herefordshire Talking Newspaper - (Herefordshire Talking Newspaper)

Hereford Journal; Hereford Times; Ledbury Reporter; Leominster Advertiser; Ross Gazette.

Oswestry Talking News - (Oswestry Talking Newspaper)

Oswestry TN records items from the local weekly newspaper "The Oswestry and Border Counties Advertiser" following the day of publication and post the USB memory sticks to our listeners on the same day. We supply the USB audio players. Each issue also contains short pieces from the "Shropshire" magazine, a list of the local deaths and information on road-works and street hazards. Items are sometimes included from The Chronicle (Tanat, Cain and Vyrnwy Valleys) and the Oswestry and Borders Chronicle. We are currently including information supplied by Infosound which is relevant to blind and partially sighted people . We also include a TED talk and the latest version of the BBC 'In Touch' program. Generally we try to keep our listeners informed about changes that will affect them.

Papur Sain Ceredigion Talking Newspaper - (Papur Sain Ceredigion Talking Newspaper)

News recordings in both Welsh and English for listeners within the County of Ceredigion and beyond. Publications: Cambrian News Publication (weekly); Golwg (weekly); Golwy (monthly); Y Cymro (weekly).

Pembrokeshire Talking Newspaper - (Pembrokeshire Talking Newspaper)

Western Telegraph (weekly). Our area covers the whole of Pembrokeshire, the borders of Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. Pembrokeshire Talking Newspaper is also available on smart speakers by saying "Alexa, enable Pembrokeshire Talking Newspaper". If you do not have an internet connection, you can make a telephone call to 0330 22 33 452 and use the keys on your phone to control the playback just like your normal memory stick player. The call is charged at the same rate as a normal phone call, so please check your included call times. You can also hear us on any mobile, tablet or computer where you can change playback speed, download the edition or subscribe to our podcast. Please note you do not need to install an app to do this.

Powys Talking Newspaper - (Powys Talking Newspaper)

A weekly USB stick covering both Montgomeryshire (North Powys) and Brecon and Radnor (South Powys). Publications: Brecon & Radnor Express (weekly); Montgomeryshire County Times (weekly).

Swansea & Gower Talking Newspaper - (Swansea & Gower Talking Newspaper)

Monthly Magazine (monthly); South Wales Evening Post (monthly).

West Shropshire Talking Newspaper - (West Shropshire Talking Newspaper)

The West Shropshire Talking Newspaper (WSTN) publishes a weekly memory stick every Friday containing a lively digest of news readings, forthcoming events, features, interviews and information. This is based on newspapers published in Whitchurch, Wem, Ellesmere, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Church Stretton, Ludlow and Bishops Castle. Titles include the Shropshire Star, Shrewsbury Chronicle, North Shropshire Chronicle, Whitchurch Herald, Oswestry & Border Counties Advertiser, South Shropshire Journal and Ludlow Advertiser. A bi-monthly magazine comprises readings from the inkprint Shropshire Magazine. The service is free for anyone who qualifies to use the Articles for the Blind free post service and an application form can be downloaded from our website. Memory sticks can be played on personal computers, some digital radios and on dedicated players which can be issued on free loan within our area. Publications: Ludlow Journal; North Shropshire Chronicle; Oswestry & Borders Advertiser; Shrewsbury Chronicle; Shropshire Star. All monthly.