The Long Eaton & District Talking Newspaper
for the Blind & Partially Sighted

Long Eaton & District Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially sighted has been operating since 1978  and has close to 200 listeners within their geographical area that covers Eastwood in the North, Castle Donington in the South, Beeston in the East to Borrowash in the West.

They supply their free three weekly audio Newspaper to those who are Blind & Sight impaired and find reading difficult, if not impossible.

The LETN has listeners, not only in their geographical area, but also around the world, thanks to the web site  that always carries their recordings, as does the Bumblebee App, (product of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund) and also ALEXA App thus ensuring that their TN is heard Nationally. To access ALEXA, simply say, “Alexa, open talking newspaper”

The LETN has 45 volunteers including Redhill Primary School, Ockbrook and Just Write Creative Writing Group that meet at the Elephant Rooms, Draycott., using a variety of devices to record news and current affairs stories. They also have volunteers who carry out all administration of their listeners register, pouches and memory sticks.

The three weekly recordings we offer 15 hours of local news, articles, poems and stories which makes with Magazines many hours of listening pleasure.

Contact Details

Contact name: Martin Sykes

Telephone: 07970 914930

Email: [email protected]