Are you visually impaired?

Would you like to listen to a recording of the local news?

 See lower down this page on how to apply or to listen to the newspaper on-line click on the link above.

Every Wednesday, volunteers record items from the latest issue of the Stockport Express onto Memory Stick giving an hour of the borough’s news and events. Other items of particular interest to Visually Impaired People are often added.


A magazine style recording with items of general interest is also produced. To listen to the our magazine click on the link above.


Using the Royal Mail’s free “Articles for the Blind” service, the recordings are delivered to over 150 Visually Impaired People. Return postage is also free of charge.


A memory stick player is available free of charge for those people taking our newspaper.


How to apply for Membership to the talking newspaper:


Registered Blind or Partially Sighted?


Please send your request to receive the talking newspaper, with your name, address (including postcode) and telephone number to:



or by post to: The Secretary, Stockport Talking Newspaper, Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, SK2 6QS.


Partially Sighted Clients

Please note that in order to qualify as a partially sighted client with the free postage, the applicant’s vision should be generally N12 or worse with spectacles. If in doubt, please contact your Ophthalmologist, Doctor or Ophthalmic Optician.


For further enquiries please telephone:

Chair: Paul Ramsden on 07737 892 864


Technical Director: Barrie Turley on (0161) 494 1197


or by post to:


Stockport Talking Newspaper
Walthew House
112 Shaw Heath

or e-mail to:- 

Donations. Stockport Talking Newspaper is a Registered Charity (number 507108). We receive no Government or local Council funding, therefore donations to the Charity are always appreciated. If you wish to make a donation or volunteer in some way then please contact one of the people whose details are above. 




Volunteers. Please note we currently have vacancies for volunteers to join one of our teams and who are able to spare one Wednesday evening per month to record the newspaper or assist in packing the memory sticks in readiness for distribution. The Stockport Talking Newspaper at present has a vacancy for a Secretary.



If you listen to our recordings on-line we would be pleased to receive feedback via our e-mail. Tell us something about yourself and roughly where you are and what do you think of our service?