A free service for blind and visually impaired people in the London Borough of Sutton

Sutton Talking Newspaper (STN), a charity run entirely by volunteers, each week records about 30 minutes of local news taken from The Sutton Guardian, onto CDs, memory sticks and Internet radio, for blind & visually impaired people in the London Borough of Sutton.

In addition there is a 30 minute recording of a magazine-type programme, “The Clarion”, with articles of specific interest for the blind (e.g. latest aids and equipment, financial advice, etc.) together with items of more general interest.

Memory stick listeners can also enjoy recordings of several popular weekly & monthly magazines such as “Hello”, “My Weekly” and “BBC History”, providing over 22 hours of varied topics of interest on a weekly basis.

These recordings are sent out in special yellow pouches which should be returned after listening for the following week’s edition.  There is no charge for the service and no postal costs, as these are covered under Articles for the Blind.

If you, or a relative or friend, can no longer read the local newspapers because of poor sight, you may be interested to receive our weekly recordings of news from the local papers.

To try our recordings, please download and complete this form and return it to:

1 Grove Cottage
Grove Park
High Street
Surrey  SM5 3BB

If you have any questions you can leave a message on the STN office answerphone and we’ll return your call very soon:  020 3759 6679

Secretary  -  Jill Nicol
Publicity & Public Relations Officer  -                

Our most recent recordings are listed below.

Click on News or Clarion to play that recording
using the BWBF player.



The opening & closing music for our News section is called ‘Funky Element’ - composed & performed by Bensound

Some additional recordings are available below

How STN and our memory stick players work
(You Tube video)

Judith Potts talks about Esme's Umbrella

Positions vacant at the studio:

Useful links: Talking News Federation
Sutton Vision
British Wireless for the Blind Fund

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Privacy Notice for registered users of the STN service:  For those people who are registered with us to receive our weekly news magazines through the post, we only store your name and basic contact details in order for us to provide the service to you. We will not pass these details on to a third party without your prior agreement unless lawfully compelled to do so.