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Annual General Meeting
You can read the invitation to our 2020 AGM (via Zoom).

Echo Dot and Alexa
Echo Dot

We are currently looking for listeners to try out Amazon Echo Dot devices on a free trial basis. Click here for details

Sheffield Talking News and Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

We are pleased to announce that as from 9th June some volunteers have been into Mappin Street and restored the production and dispatch of our memory stick service to listeners. The service may be a little erratic at times depending upon the return of memory sticks for re-use and occasional disruption of postal services during Covid-19.

If Sheffield faces any further lockdown please understand that this may again disrupt our memory stick service. However, recordings will continue and we would still encourage those listeners who can to access our service in other ways. These are detailed below.

Telephone Service: Ring 0114 383 0345 and select from a series of spoken menu items to go to the things you want to listen to. It’s a local service so you only pay local ‘phone rates. Many tariffs offer periods when local calls are free, for instance in the evenings or at weekends, so if that applies it’s a good idea to listen then. These periods typically last for one hour so the service is designed to cut-off just before one hour is reached. You can then re-dial the number for a further free hour and the system should pick up playing from where you left off.

Online Sources: You can listen in your web browser by following these links to the  Weekly NewsTalk About Magazine or Out and About articles. Or there is an app for smartphones called ‘Talking Newspaper’ that is easily downloadable and is free. As well as Sheffield Talking News the app will allow you to listen to other talking newspapers around the country. We are also available on Amazon’s Alexa. If you have an Echo device or another way of accessing Alexa, all you need say is, “Alexa, enable My Talking Newspaper” and take it from there. Here are details about using the ‘My Talking Newspaper’ skill on Alexa.

If you’re stuck and need help with listening to Sheffield Talking News by any of these means please ring 0114 278 0440 and leave a message with a telephone number and/or an e-mail address. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Sheffield Talking News thanks all its listeners for their forbearance over this period and we hope everyone stays safe and well

Making the News

The Sheffield Star recently included an article about our need for volunteers
Volunteer Bulletin

You can now read the July 2020 Volunteer Newsletter.

Making News

Last year  volunteers Mary Callaghan and Su Milchard were heard on Rony Robinson’s afternoon show ‘Baring All’ to help publicise STN. You can listen to these interviews on the following links. When the new browser window opens, click on the play button. The recordings last about 20 minutes each.