Registered Charity No 272562

About Us

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We are a small charity based in Tavistock run by volunteers, providing visually impaired people with the ability to keep abreast of the regional newspaper stories published each week.

Each week 150+ listeners receive an audio recording of local news taken from the Plymouth Herald, The Tavistock, Okehampton and East Cornwall Times, and the Western Morning News. Recordings are made on a USB memory stick and are sent by post in a yellow plastic envelope, arriving each Saturday.

Recording session

The weekly Talking Newspaper is organised and produced entirely by volunteers working from a studio in Tavistock. Each phase of production and distribution is carried out by a separate team of people, working on a rota.

We are always pleased to welcome new volunteers to help with the production of the Plymouth & West Devon Talking Newspaper. Please phone the Studio and leave a message on the answer phone and we will call you back, or, alternatively contact us using the e-mail link on this website.

some interesting

facts about Talking Newspaper

80 min
of recorded audio each week
150 +
people use our service
100 %
run by volunteers
£ 0
cost to the listener!
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Sample Recording

Listen to a sample audio recording created by Plymouth and West Devon Talking Newspaper