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. He is the former Deputy Principal of WESC Foundation, the Exeter-based specialist centre for visual impairment.

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.

Magazine Editor - Paul Hannan:

Paul Hannan is the Editor for the quarterly magazine. Paul has extensive experience of working with visually impaired young people and adults having worked for Action for Blind People; Wesc Foundation, as Head of Education, and Principal of Oakwood Court College.

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.ijswebsites.co.uk

Talking newspaper link to web player

ALSO AVAILABLE ON ALEXA VIA THE TALKING NEWSPAPER SKILL
Say to your Alexa - "Alexa, turn on the the Talking Newspaper Skill" ask for Sid Vale and East Devon Talking Newspaper.

LATEST MAGAZINE AUDIO

Spring 2022