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Do you know anyone who is blind, partially sighted or unable to read a newspaper because of disablement?  North Cornwall & District Talking Newspaper have a solution.


Men and women with difficulties reading their local newspaper because of impaired sight or physical disability can find themselves out of touch with the world around them.

The local Talking Newspaper, which is free of charge, can restore their independence by keeping them informed on local news and events.

Currently, the news taken mainly from the Cornish Guardian, Western Morning News and North Cornwall Advertiser is read and recorded on to a USB memory stick every week and sent by post to listeners free of charge, not only in North Cornwall but anywhere within

Chairman:   John Cock

Treasurer:   Mary Rayment

Secretary:   Sarah Horne

Co-Ordinator:    Penny Robertson 


It is now more than thirty years since the Bodmin Volunteer Bureau identified in June 1988 the need for a Talking Newspaper in the Community.  In the following month, July, the first meeting was held for those responding to publicity in the Cornish Guardian.  A committee, under the Chairmanship of Bill Allen from Bodmin Community College, now Bodmin College, was formed consisting of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer/Assistant Secretary, Co-Ordinator, Rota Organiser Press and Publicity with the addition of other volunteers wishing to participate.   It is felt to be crucial to have at least one visually impaired person on the Committee and this has been achieved by having, both the present Chairman and

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TNF is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK.  It was formed specifically:

  • To provide information, guidance and help to local Talking Newspapers across the UK

  • To help TNs provide a comprehensive local news service to blind and partially sighted people

  • To provide people with information and contact details

  • To campaign at a National level on related issues on behalf of local TNs


Click Here to Link to the TNF website