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We are very proud to announce that Sheffield Talking News has been awarded a prestigious Kings Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS) for 2023. This award is likened to an MBE for the voluntary sector, and as such it is testament to everything our volunteers, both past and present, have done for STN and our listeners. Congratulations to them.

KAVS is administered on behalf of the Palace by the Department for Culture Media and Sport, and they have released two nation-wide videos of congratulation, one from the Prime Minister and the other from Sir Martyn Lewis, chair of the KAVS. There is also an item on KAVS in The Gazette.

You can see STN’s own press release, issued on the morning of 14th November.

Volunteer Newsletter Winter 2022/23

Our newsletter for Winter 2022/23  is now available, with recent and future events.

Listen with Google

STN has been available through Amazon Alexa for some time, but if you have a Google device – for instance Google Nest or Google Home – you will be pleased to know you can now listen to Sheffield Talking News through Google too. Read about it here.

Changes to our online services

Unfortunately our previous online audio player is no longer available to us, but instead you can now listen to the latest editions of our 3 publications immediately, on our web site, using audio players provided by the British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF). Click these links for the latest News, Magazine or Out and About. There is no need to register for the online service. 

Our podcast streams have now been consolidated into a single channel which will normally carry the latest two editions of the News, the most most recent magazine and a couple of Out and About articles. These are now hosted on PodBean (link opens in a new tab) and other podcast services such as iTunes, Google and Audible. Our podcasts can be played online or downloaded for offline listening.

Sadly the arrangement by which listeners could listen to Sheffield Talking News via the telephone by dialling a local number has now ended.  If you were a telephone user please get in touch with us by emailing or telephoning 0114 278 0440 so we can advise on other ways you can listen to us.  

Now Then

Now Then magazine recently featured an article about Sheffield Talking News.

Echo Dot and Alexa

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

Volunteer Newsletter

You can now read our previous newsletter for Existing Volunteers (Autumn 2022) 

Data Protection

We have recently released the 2021 version of our Privacy Policy

Making the News

The Star recently included an article about our need for volunteers

Making News (Thanks to BBC Radio Sheffield)

Recently volunteer David Manning was interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield's Mid Morning Show by presenter Becky Measures. You can hear the interview here:

David Manning's interview with Becky Measures    

In Previous years 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.

Mary Callaghan interview with Rony Robinson

Su Milchard interview with Rony Robinson