Good news! After a prolonged period of stop/start, we are delighted to say that, starting with the April 15 News programme (edition 1173), we will resume sending memory sticks to our listeners for both the fortnightly News and the quarterly Insight programmes.

Prestigious award for our Talking News

In a ceremony on 10 February, Chichester City Council presented Chichester Area Talking News with a 2020 Community Award to recognise the huge contribution this charity makes in assisting blind, visually impaired and other disabled people to keep in touch with local news, events and current issues.   Volunteers produce a fortnightly news programme and a quarterly spoken magazine, recorded on memory sticks and sent out free of charge by Royal Mail to around 300 regular listeners. This is a life-enhancing experience for a large number of people with sight problems who enjoy staying current with truly local news gathered from West Sussex.   CATN Chairman, Dick Bunker, said he was thrilled to accept this award on behalf of all volunteers who work hard to provide these recordings of local news for those with limited or no sight.