Are you Visually Impaired?
Would you like to listen to a recording of the local news? 

You can receive one hour of local news, from the Stockport Express, every week.
See lower down this page on how to apply or to listen to the latest newspaper on-line click here > LATEST NEWSPAPER RECORDING
Every Wednesday, volunteers record items from the latest issue of the Stockport Express onto Memory Stick giving an hour of the borough's news and events. Other items of particular interest to Visually Impaired People are often added. A magazine style recording with items of general interest is also produced. To listen to the latest magazine click here >LATEST MAGAZINE

A memory stick player is available free of charge for those people in the Stockport area who take our newspaper.
Using the Royal Mail's free "Articles for the Blind" service the recordings are delivered to around 150 Visually Impaired People. Return postage is also free of charge.

Stockport Talking Newspaper is a Registered Charity (number 507108). We receive no Government or local Council funding, therefore donations to the Charity are always appreciated. If you wish to make a donation or volunteer in some way then please contact one of the three people whose details are below.  Please note we currently have vacancies for volunteers to join one of our teams who area able to spare one Wednesday evening per month.
How to apply for Membership
Registered Blind or Partially Sighted

Please send your request to receive the talking newspaper, with your name, address (including postcode) and telephone number to
or by post to: The Secretary, Stockport Talking Newspaper, Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, SK2 6QS.

Partially Sighted Clients
Please note that in order to qualify as a partially sighted client, the applicant's vision should be generally N12 or worse with spectacles. If in doubt, please contact your Ophthalmologist, Doctor or Ophthalmic Optician.

For further enquiries please telephone:
Secretary Keith Turner on (0161) 430 7808
Chairman Paul Ramsden on (0161) 439 4873
Technical Director Barrie Turley on (0161) 494 1197

or by post to:

The Secretary
Stockport Talking Newspaper
Walthew House
112 Shaw Heath

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or e-mail to: 


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