The Long Eaton & District Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted has been operating for 40 years, and is delighted to announce that the greatly revered and much loved actor, Robert Lindsay, of Citizen Smith and my Family fame, among many others who has his roots in Ilkeston, has agreed to be their President.

The Chairman of the Talking Newspaper, Martin Sykes, shared the stage with Robert (then Stevenson) back in the 1966, at Clarendon College in Nottingham and has recently invited Robert to become their President, a position he has happily accepted.

Robert is delighted to be supporting the work of the Talking Newspaper in their declared intention to both inform and entertain and thereby give pleasure to as many Blind or Partially Sighted people as they can.

The current volunteer team at the Talking Newspaper consists of 32 people who broadcast to over 100 listeners covering a wide geographical area from Long Eaton to Beeston; Breaston to Draycott; Sandiacre to Stapleford; Ockbrook to Borrowash; Castle Donington to Ilkeston.

Please contact Martin Sykes (Chairman) on martysykes899@gmail.com or phone him on 07970 914930 if you know of anyone who would benefit from their completely Free Service.