Public Information

Welcome

Wymondham and AttleboroughTalking Newspaper is one of twelve independently-run Talking Newspaper (TN) groups in Norfolk, of which there are more than 500 across the UK.

A group of fifty volunteers produce a weekly local news and information service in audio format for blind and partially sighted people in and around Wymondham and Attleborough. The service is free and is also available to those for whom reading a newspaper is difficult because of a disability or health condition. We concentrate on local news for the area including Hethersett, Mulbarton, Bunwell, Hingham, New Buckenham, Old Buckenham, not forgetting Attleborough and Wymondham and the surrounding villages.


For more information please contact us.

VE Day 75th Anniversary

To mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, we have produced a special edition of our Magazine with material drawn from local archives and other sources.


Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update

Updated 12 April 2020

So far we have been able to deliver new recordings by mail as usual, and we will continue to do this for as long as we are able.

If you have not received a wallet in the post, it is possible to listen to the latest news, or magazine from this site.

It is now possible to listen to our news or magazine editions  by telephone.

For the telephone service, the number is  0330 22 33 452.

Please note that standard-rate charges apply, but if your telephone package includes free calls at evenings or weekends then this service will also be free for up to an hour at a time.

 

Listen by Telephone

It is now possible to listen to our news or magazine editions  by telephone.

For the telephone service, the number is  0330 22 33 452.

Please note that standard-rate charges apply, but if your telephone package includes free calls at evenings or weekends then this service will also be free for up to an hour at a time during these periods.

This service has been launched by Talking Newspaper Services Ltd with assistance from the RNIB,  to help Talking Newspapers through the COVID-19 situation for the next few months.

How to Listen On Line

News and Magazine editions are available on this web site, (Listen to News or Listen to Magazines) but they are also availble elsewhere.

Listen as a podcast

If you Subscribe to the podcasts, new editions will be downloaded to your device automatically when they are published.

If you have an Apple device (iPhone, iPad or iPod), or if you use iTunes on a computer, use the following links. They will open in a new window.

WATN News Podcast for Apple

WATN Magazine Podcast for Apple

Google currently lists the WATN news podcast. You can subscribe with Google Podcasts on your computer, and also on an Android phone. This will open in a new window.

Google Podcast WATN News

Other podcast programs may ask for the link to the 'podcast feed'. The are given below for you to copy and paste.

They are quite long and may run over more than one line, so be sure to copy all of it.

For the weekly news:

https://www.watn.org.uk/index.php/listen-to-news?format=raw&layout=default&feedname=1

For the monthly magazines:

https://www.watn.org.uk/index.php/listen-to-magazines?format=raw&layout=default&feedname=2

Podcasts can also be heard using Windows 10 programs such as Podit (opens in new window).

Listen on your Mobile phone or tablet using an App:

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF)  has a free Talking Newspaper app available to users with sight loss, which runs on modern Android and Apple phones and tablets.

Find details of the app here (opens in a new window) BWBF Talking Newspaper App

BWBF also has a purpose-built Bumblebee Smartphone.

For more details, go to the BWBF web page. (Opens in a new window)

 

Amazon Alexa

You can listen to the Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper podcast through any Amazon Alexa enabled device.  Before you listen for the first time you must enable the Talking Newspaper skill by saying:

"Alexa, enable My Talking Newspaper"

 

Talking Newspaper Now available via Phone and Tablet App

A new Talking Newspapers App has been launched by British Wireless for the Blind in association with The Talking Newspaper Federation. The app brings together Local Talking Newspapers from around the UK in one easy to use mobile app for both Android and Apple smart devices.

Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper, the Wymondham and Attleborough Magazine and Oracle are available on-line via this new service.

Apple devices (iPhones and iPads) need a recent version of iOs installed.

Download the app here:

Talking Newspaper App