St Albans Talking Newspaper

If you know someone – a relative, neighbour, friend or client – who is visually impaired or otherwise has difficulty in reading print but wants to keep in touch with local news and events, please tell them about their local Talking Newspaper.

It’s a weekly and quarterly audio programme posted to our listeners’ homes free-of-charge (with the alternative ‘listen online’ option through our website or the Talking Newspaper App).

It helps a variety of local residents of all ages – those with limited sight and others with  temporary or long-term conditions that limit their enjoyment of the written word – to keep up-to-date with what’s going on in St Albans, Harpenden and all the villages and parishes within the District.

Each week, it covers the top news items and readers’ letters from the local papers (Herts Advertiser and St Albans Review). Plus interviews, features, nature notes, articles from Hertfordshire Life Magazine, local events & entertainment previews, reviews of talking books and a preview of what’s coming up on national radio stations over the following week – all this and more to create a ‘radio’ programme that’s entertaining and informative.

The quarterly magazine then offers a selection of ‘the best of recent years’ as a way to enjoy again some of the highlights.

All of it designed to make sure our listeners are in touch – every week throughout the year – with what’s going on where they live.

NEWS FLASH! We have been named by the Lord Lieutenant as one of the “Heroes of Hertfordshire” for continuing to provide our service throughout the pandemic.  See the “Recent Posts” on the right side of the page!

St Albans Talking Newspaper