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Do you want to Listen?

Would you, or someone you know, benefit from STN's free weekly news recordings?
We provide a weekly dose of recent local news, as well as our 'Talk About Magazine' every quarter, and our occasional 'Out And About In Sheffield' segments. We make it it our mission to move with the times, always on the lookout for better and faster ways to bring the news to your door, whether through the letterbox, your phone, straight to your computer, or even - thanks to the wizardry of technology - via Amazon's Alexa.

Listen online (or download)

By visiting our Player page at you can listen simply online. There is no need to register for this online service; the Player will open in a new browser window and you can begin listening immediately. You can also download the recordings or subscribe to our podcasts.

Amazon's Alexa also gives access to our recordings and can be controlled by voice commands. Download the 'My Talking Newspaper' skill  for free and say "Play Sheffield Talking Newspaper”. A final online method is to use the "Talking Newspaper App" which can be found free on Google Play Store or Apple's App Store.

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

Listen through our postal service

If you're not able to listen online, then you can subscribe to receive the recordings on a USB memory stick through our postal service. With the memory sticks, the recordings can be accessed on your computer, on some TVs, or you can buy a small, specially designed, easy to use 'boom box' from Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.

Each week, a USB stick of recordings will arrive by post in a special wallet. The wallet can be used free of charge to return the USB stick after use.

Free subscription to this service is by calling 0114 278 0440 or emailing If you would like a trial first, request a sample memory stick. There are also other ways to get in touch.

Listen by phone

You can also access our recordings over the telephone by dialling 0114 383 0345. Please note that normal local call charges apply for the phone service - but some phone providers include free calls at weekends and/or evenings, or free minutes at various times. Check your contract. This number also give access to Infosound's Audio Library, RNIB's Infoline and the local weather.

Listen via the British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF)

The BWBF offer their Sonata Plus+ device, and their Bumblebee App, either of which can be used to play our news. (These links open in a new window).