East Devon Talking Newspaper service is pleased to let all volunteers and listeners know that our service resumed on Tuesday 1 June.

Our Patron - Jeremy Vine:

Our Patron is the renowned broadcaster for BBC TV and Radio and the Channel 5 morning show. He loves east Devon and spends many family holidays in the area.

Chair - Haydn Thomas:

Haydn is Chair of the local Talking Newspaper Service and is Editor for one of the newspapers and the quarterly magazine. He is the former Deputy Principal of WESC Foundation, the Exeter-based specialist centre for visual impairment.

Vice Chair - Graham Mallaband:

Graham is Vice Chair and an Editor. He was previously Chairman of the Newspaper having been an Editor and Reader on the Farnham and Alton Talking Newspaper before moving to Devon in 2006. Graham was formerly a freelance sports reporter and commentator with the BBC.

Treasurer - Michael Newman

Mike is Treasurer and also produces for one of the East Devon teams. He retired from HSBC Bank in 1995 and has been a Sidmouth resident since 1997.

Website - Ian Southwell

Ian has built and maintained several accessible websites and is the point of contact for website issues. He uploads the weekly recordings and can be contacted by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


9th June 2021 - Edition 1674


Jeremy Vine Interview (Summer 2019)

The East Devon Folk Choir (December 2018)