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. 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. 


Winter 2021