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 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.

Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update

Updated August 2021

So far we have been able to deliver weekly news recordings by mail as usual, and have not missed an edition. 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.

You can listen to our editions on-line in other ways.

Our editions are available as podasts, from a dedicated app for Apple or Android phones and tablets, and also via Alexa-enabled devices.

Go to How To Listen On-Line for more information.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer the 'Listen by telephone' service.

 

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.


Listen by Telephone - service discontinued

Telephone Service Discontinued.

From 31 January 2021 we are no longer able to offer the 'Listen by Telephone' service'.

Sponsorship which enabled us to run this service without charge has been withdrawn, and the sum requested to continue was too much for this to be a viable option.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Please Contact Us for more information.

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

If you have an Alexa device, such as an Echo or Echo Dot, you can ask Alexa to play Talking Newspapers.

To enable the skill say 'Alexa Enable Talking Newspapers'. This should play a welcome message.

You will be asked for the name of the publication.

Say 'Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper' for the weekly news

or

'Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Magazine' for the monthly Magazine or Oracle.

Alexa will play the latest edition of the publication.

If you wish to skip to the next item, say 'Alexa, next track'. For the previous item say 'Alexa,  previous track'.

Users who come back regularly will not be played the whole introduction message every time they open the skill, a short message will be played instead.

Listeners coming back in the same day, if they were listening earlier they will be asked 'do you want to continue listening?'. Playback should then carry on from where it left off earlier.

Listeners who regularly come back listening to the same content, will be offered recommendations when they open the skill, the skill will prompt this.

 

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