Covid-19 Update

At the Talking Newspaper, we are aware of how much our listeners rely on our services for local news.

Many of our volunteers, and most of our listeners, are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19 outbreak. In order to proctect our volunteers while still providing a service to our listeners we will be producing an online only service for the coming months.

All recordings will be posted under the "Chester" edition only in our Listen Now section, with uploading expected to be on a Friday by 8pm.

We appreciate that many of our listeners do not have internet available to them, but will be self-isolating over the coming months. We hope that their carers or support network will be able to assist us by copying our uploaded audio onto a memory stick and delivering safely to the listener.

Chester Talking Newspaper, a registered charity, has its own recording studio located in Chester city centre. Since 1977 we have been recording and distributing local news to hundreds of visually impaired listeners in the Chester and Flintshire area every week.

Our magazine and newspaper sections can be heard here on our website on the Listen Now page. You can also listen via any Internet Radio that has been set to our addresses, or listen on the British Wireless for the Blind 'Sonata' internet radio. If you live in the Chester of Flintshire area and would like to receive our audio recordings by post, please Contact us.

Photograph of a recording team in the studio Picture showing our new memory stick duplicators in action Photograph of one of our technicians at work behind the mixing desk