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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 19th September 2018 

19 Sep 18

19th September2018 In this week’s show: Sue continues her walk around the Herbert’s Toys, Games Fun exhibition; Bill reads an article about Raymond Asquith and the feud between him and his father; Sarah has stayed in an Oxford prison overnight; …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 12th September 2018 

14 Sep 18

12th September 2018 In this week’s show infosound talk about Desktop  lamps,  Margaret reads about the formidable woman behind the Royal Voluntary Service, Sue takes us a walk around the Toys,Games Fun exhibition at the Herbert and we have a …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 5th September 2018 

5 Sep 18

5th September 2018 In this week’s show Bill continues a piece about ocean liners;  Sue reads the second part of an article about Johnny Mathis and his new album; Cliff reads a light hearted piece about Men Women; Sheila reads For your Ears Only …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 29th August 2018 

29 Aug 18

29th August 2018 In this week’s show: We have an item about radio for the blind from Infosound; Bill has a piece about ocean liners; Stella tells us about the origins of some more words and phrases; Sue reads an article about Johnny Mathis and his …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 22nd August 2018 

23 Aug 18

22nd August 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads an article about Arthur Conan Doyle who turned detective;Margaret reads about Millicent Fawcett whose statue was unveiled in London;Cliff is really missing the rain; Sue tells us about chocolate …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 15th August 2018 

15 Aug 18

15th August 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads an article about Arthur Conan Doyle who turned detective;Margaret reads about Millicent Fawcett whose statue was unveiled in London;Cliff is really missing the rain; Sue tells us about chocolate …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 8th August 2018 

8 Aug 18

8th August 2018 In this week’s show: Natalie – achiever of the year 2017 concludes her talk to the Monday club; we have an Infosound article about jumbo sized puzzle books; Sheila reads about the world’s most expensive bespoke furniture; Sue …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 1st August 2018 

2 Aug 18

1st August 2018 In this week’s show: All this plus the usual mix of News, Sport, Postbag Outlook on Life and What’s on.


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 25th July 2018 

25 Jul 18

25th July 2018 In this week’s show: Natalie – achiever of the year 2017 continues her talk to the Monday club; Cliff reads an article about Pigeon Spies; Sue reads about Robin Weir’s life-long passion for ice cream and Dave reports on the …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 18th July 2018 

18 Jul 18

18th July 2018 In this week’s show: Natalie – achiever of the year 2017 talks to the Monday club; Tennis, the sport of kings; the return of the Typewriter read by Sue; Cliff recalls the Big Drought and Dave has been to the Good Food Show …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 11th July 2018 

12 Jul 18

11th July 2018 In this week’s show: Amy talks to the Monday club about her life, A light hearted piece about notes left for the milkman.


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 4th July 2018 

4 Jul 18

4th July 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads an article about a man who lost his sight as a result of an armed robbery; Sue reads the final part of an article about Fred Perry;  David Kershaw talks to the Monday Club and   Dave reports from the …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 27th June 2018 

27 Jun 18

27th June 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads an article which asks ‘Who Killed the Red Baron?’, Sue reads the first part of an article about Fred Perry, Sheila reads about the birth of the NHS, David Kershaw talks to the Monday Club,  Dave …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 20th June 2018 

21 Jun 18

20th June 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads Paul Brickhill’s edited extracts from the classic 1954 book ‘Reach for the Sky, Sue reads Sweet Memories of treats from childhood, David Kershaw talks to the Monday Club,  Dave reports on the …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 13th June 2018 

13 Jun 18

13th June 2018 In this week’s show: Leo continues reading extracts from the 1954 classic “Reach for the Sky”; Sheila reads about the ‘Matchbox Girls’; Cliff has a light hearted piece about Great Aunt Harriet; Sue has a piece about the 50th …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 6th June 2018 

6 Jun 18

6th June 2018 In this week’s show: Leo continues reading extracts from the 1954 classic “Reach for the Sky”; Edwina talks about the prize winning costume she wore for the recent Walkathon; Sue has a piece about little ones not getting in the …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 30th May 2018 

30 May 18

30th May 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads Paul Brickhill’s edited extracts from the classic 1954 book ‘Reach for the Sky’, Sheila reads an article which explains ‘why vanilla ice cream is off the menu’, My dog Ethan saved my life is …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 23rd May 2018 

23 May 18

23rd May 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads the final piece about music composed in concentration and prison camps during the war; Michelle Manville talks to the Monday Club about Blind Veterans; Sue reads an article about Nicholas Parsons and …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 16th May 2018 

16 May 18

16th May 2018 In this week’s show: Sue reads about the best trumpet makers in Britain; Sheila has an article about an English winemaker who exports wine from China to the UK; Leo has a piece about music composed in concentration and prison camps …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 9th May 2018 

10 May 18

2nd May 2018 In this week’s show: ..


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 2nd May 2018 

2 May 18

2nd May 2018 In this week’s show: Sue reads an article about Philip Larkin; Sheila reads Knitting back to Happiness; Leo tells us about the search for the ship Endurance; Cliff has some thoughts about the ladies lament and Dave takes a tour around …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 25th April 2018 

25 Apr 18

25th April 2018 In this week’s show: Sue reads an article by Virginia Blackburn called “The Queen’s Nanny”; Margaret reads a piece asking whether PT Barnum was a show-man or a con-man; Cliff has some thoughts about the death of common sense …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 18th April 2018 

18 Apr 18

18th April 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads an article about Mastermind was created; Sue reads the final part about Windsor Castle, Cliff reads a light hearted piece about getting older and Dave meets songwriters Henry Priestman Les Glover.


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 11th April 2018 

13 Apr 18

11th April 2018 In this week’s show: Mark Wood continues his talk about his expedition to the Himalayas; Sue reads about Windsor Castle, a Library update from Margaret, Cliff reads on how a dog changed my life and Leo is all at sea.


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 28th March 2018 

28 Mar 18

28th March 2018 In this week’s show: Mark Wood continues his talk about his expedition to the Himalayas; Cliff reads a piece called “Consistency Stability”; Margaret tells us about Mary Wesley whose novels shocked Britain and Dave reports …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 21st March 2018 

23 Mar 18

14th March 2018 In this week’s show: Leo has a piece about one of the war’s forgotten atrocities the President who played for Chelsea; Sue reads an article about ‘the girl with the widow’s peak’; Margaret tells us about the secret world of…


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 14th March 2018 

14 Mar 18

14th March 2018 In this week’s show: Leo has a piece about one of the war’s forgotten atrocities the President who played for Chelsea; Sue reads an article about ‘the girl with the widow’s peak’; Margaret tells us about the secret world of…


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 7th March 2018 

7 Mar 18

7th March 2018 In this week’s show: Leo has a piece about one of the war’s forgotten atrocities; Sue concludes the article about the film Casablanca; Margaret tells us about the secret world of the Geisha, and Dave reports on a concert in aid of…


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 28th February 2018 

1 Mar 18

28th February 2018 In this week’s show: Sheila reads a piece about the a farmhouse on the motorway; Leo reads the final part of Dear Mr Hitler; Sue reads about everyone’s favourite film and  Dave meets Eric Morecambe’s daughter.


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 21st February 2018 

21 Feb 18

21st February 2018 In this week’s show: Sheila reads a piece about the return of the milkman; Leo reads part one of Dear Mr Hitler; Sue reads Climb Every Mountain and  Dave tells us about a visit he made to Mother Shipton’s Cave.


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 14th February 2018 

15 Feb 18

14th February 2018 In this week’s show: Sheila reads a piece about Winston Churchill’s love of horses; Leo reads about the influence Bill Shankly had on David Kershaw; Sue concludes the article about Agatha Christie and Stella has more …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 7th February 2018 

9 Feb 18

7th February 2018 In this week’s show: Talking smoke CO detector, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Emily and the Munich air crash.


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 31st January 2018 

31 Jan 18

31st January 2018 In this week’s show: Sheila reads an article written by Christopher Matthews which asks ‘Are you getting old?’; Leo reads the final part of Hitler’s “favourite thug” Tax Fine calls; Sue reads an article about Laurel and…


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 24th January 2018 

24 Jan 18

24th January 2018 In this week’s show: Sheila reads an article in which Tony Giles tells how it feels to be totally blind and roam the planet; Leo has a piece about Hitler’s “favourite thug”; Sue reads an article about Laurel and Hardy; …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 17th January 2018 

17 Jan 18

17th January 2018 In this week’s show Leo reads part 2 of an article about the value of chivalry, making a will is read by Hugh, 100 years of the PM’s country estate is read by Sheila and Dave reports on the resource centre outing to the speed …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 10th January 2018 

10 Jan 18

10th January 2018 In this week’s show Leo reads an article about the value of chivalry, Sheila has some ‘smashing ideas for spuds’, Stella reads a piece from Dictionary Corner and Edwina Dave have the final part of their report on the …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 3rd January 2018 

3 Jan 18

3rd January 2018 In this week’s show Leo reads an article about the WW2 Spitfires paid for by Coventry people, Sue reads about a gene which can add 10 years to members of one Amish community and Edwina Dave have the first part of their report on …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 20th December 2017 

22 Dec 17

20th December 2017 In this week’s show … All this plus the usual mix of News, Sport, Postbag and What’s on Presenters: Show editor: Nigel Studio technician: Nick…


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 13th December 2017 

13 Dec 17

13th December 2017 In this week’s show Leo reads pieces about Do you believe in Angels and Hanged for stealing a sheep, Cliff tells us about Britain’s most beautiful railway stations, Sheila reads about the dramatic return of Christopher …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 13th December 2017 

13 Dec 17

13th December 2017 In this week’s show Leo reads pieces about Do you believe in Angels and Hanged for stealing a sheep, Cliff tells us about Britain’s most beautiful railway stations, Sheila reads about the dramatic return of Christopher …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 6th December 2017 

6 Dec 17

6th December 2017 In this week’s show Leo reads pieces about re-opening George Eliot’s former home and some Christmas traditions from a century ago, Cliff tells us about Santa’s canine helpers, Sheila talks about Piu Eatwell’s book about …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 6th December 2017 

6 Dec 17

6th December 2017 In this week’s show Leo reads pieces about re-opening George Eliot’s former home and some Christmas traditions from a century ago, Cliff tells us about Santa’s canine helpers, Sheila talks about Piu Eatwell’s book about …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 29th November 2017 

2 Dec 17

22nd November 2017 In this week’s show Sue reads about the slogan Keep Calm Carry On, Dave Brian remember Sputnik’s launch 60 years ago, Catalogues is read by Cliff, Iron safety huard information from Infosound and Leo reads extracts from …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 22nd November 2017 

22 Nov 17

22nd November 2017 In this week’s show we have the second part of an article from Infosound about stand magnifiers, Cliff reads an article about the demise of neck ties, Leo reads the final part of a magical true story taken from the Daily Mail, we…


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 15th November 2017 

15 Nov 17

15th November 2017 In this week’s show we have an article from Infosound about stand magnifiers, a story about Grace Jones at 111, Leo reads the second part of a magical true story taken from the Daily Mail, Ana Sampson says that a poem a day keeps…


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Coventry Talking Newspaper : Jump in, Bus Fire, Coventry city deal, Speed Cameras, British Heart Foundation, jobs, BBC Radio 2 in Coventry are more…. 

15 Nov 17

15th November 2017 In this week’s show we have an article from Infosound about stand magnifiers, a story about Grace Jones at 111, Leo reads the second part of a magical true story taken from the Daily Mail, Ana Sampson says that a poem a day keeps…


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 8th November 2017 

9 Nov 17

8th November 2017 In this week’s show, the Small talking alarm clock, part 2 of One day in Corfu.


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In this weeks show : Remembrance Sunday, Corfu, Harry Hill, Talking alarm clocks, Coca Cola, Sisu, Water park, Coventry railway station and more 

9 Nov 17

8th November 2017 In this week’s show, the Small talking alarm clock, part 2 of One day in Corfu.


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 1st November 2017 

1 Nov 17

1st November 2017 In this week’s show Leo reads an article by Martin Newell about the paradise of sight regained, Roy tells us about a day in Corfu, Sue meets Pam Rhodes at Coventry Cathedral, Cliff reads about good hearted people and Dave visits …


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 25th October 2017 

25 Oct 17

25th October 2017 In this week’s show Leo reads an article by Enda Mullen who delves into Coventry’s archives to discover if it could have become the capital of England, Sheila has a piece about the launch of Radio 1 50 years ago, Sue meets Pam …