Talking News

Black Country Talking News (BCTN) is a FREE service which is sent out each week to almost 200 people living with sight loss to help them keep in touch with their community. The talking news consists of local news, culture, events, interviews with people of interest, Beacon news and whereabouts, home and garden tips and much more.

You can listen to BCTN online (below) or sign up to our FREE audio CD service.
Email: with your details and our team will get you signed up.

We are reliant on donations to help cover our production costs so if you like what you listen to then please make a donation and help us to continue to provide this vital service.



Talking News Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for volunteers to help our TalkingNews service which is held every Wednesday at our centre in Stourbridge. We have a wide variety of roles such as, editors, readers and organisers. If you are interested and would like more info, click here

The Latest issue of the Talking News

Catch up on the latest news and information with our weekly podcast. This week we have all the local news around the Black Country including an update in the new aquatics centre in Sandwell for the 2022 games. You can find out about all the events happening in your area for the next following week and listen to articles around the sightloss sector. 

This week’s flashback is all about actress Gretchen Franklin and our Beacon News covers our sight loss awareness training sessions. Check out our latest gardening tips and sports roundup.