West Shropshire Talking Newspaper

Lalage Bown; Tom and Donna Farrell
01 May 2020
This week's West Shropshire Talking Newspaper (WSTN) has been co-ordinated by two volunteers from opposite ends of the age spectrum. The charity's oldest editor, Lalage Bown (93), teamed up with its youngest presenter, Thomas (Tom) Farrell (18) to create the 80-minute audio digest of the week's news and features. The WSTN is published online, on the telephone, on Alexa and the Talking Newspapers...
12 Apr 2020
Blind listeners to the West Shropshire Talking Newspaper (WSTN) have plenty to listen to this Easter in spite of the current Covid-19  restrictions facing the volunteers who produce the regular audio recordings. In addition to the news and features in the weekly audio newspaper, listeners can also enjoy an extra  recording comprising articles from the Shropshire Magazine. The WSTN offers a choice...
20 Mar 2020
West Shropshire Talking Newspaper makes changes in order to continue publications during the crisis Blind and partially sighted listeners to the West Shropshire Talking Newspaper are going to be able to continue to enjoy their weekly audio updates of local news and features during the current coronavirus crisis. But the volunteers producing the weekly 90-minute programme have had to make some...
Susan Wilding (left) and Diane Monether in the WSTN studio
30 Jan 2020
Two of the team on this week's West Shropshire Talking Newspaper (WSTN) first met in the late 1960s when Diane Monether became a pupil in Susan Wilding's infant class at Orleton Lane School, Wellington. Susan retired from teaching 24 years ago but continues her voluntary work helping to produce the weekly WSTN recordings for blind and partially sighted people in west Shropshire. Diane works for...
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