During the current pandemic, Chichester Area Talking News is still being produced, but online only. The latest edition is now available on Amazon Alexa, the British Wireless for the Blind App and on the "Latest Edition" page on our website.

Programme Production


Every other Thursday, the production team records the news programme at the studio in St. Richard's Hospital Chichester.

The main content of this news programme is a round-up of local news and features taken from the Chichester Observer, Bognor Regis Observer, and the Midhurst and Petworth Observer.  Also included is the Information Desk that covers items of special interest to blind and partially sighted listeners, Sports News, News from the Villages, and Richard Williamson reading his Nature Notes.

Boom BoxThe programme is recorded on to computer and then copied on to blank memory sticks and CDs. These are then inserted into special wallets and posted free of charge to our listeners who play them on their players - in other words "the newspaper you can listen to".

Chichester area Talking News is distributed fortnightly and is a 70 minute programme - 60 minutes of local news followed by a bonus track.

In addition to the newspaper, the quarterly magazine - INSIGHT - is of 75 minutes duration.  It contains features of general and local interest.