Black Country Talking News
The Talking News 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. We also produce a monthly magazine, also sent out to almost 200 people, where we interview local people of interest.
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This week we have Englands first state boarding school for girls could be built in stourbridge, “Heart broken” st johns ambulance volunteers learn its base in Brierley hill is to close, Clamp down on littering and much more.
Then in culture and events we have information on, Matilda the musical, Introduction to Buddhism and meditation and an introduction to oil painting.
Next in our VI news and tip of the week a blind deaf soccer fan experiencing the sport by touch and vibrations alone, A possible link between stress and sight loss and more including tips to help you with reading techniques and the the use of telephones and mobiles.
Our flashback section is taking a look back at americans independence day as the 4th July draws closer.
We have 10 minutes with Matt Harrison Beacons Technology Innovation manager who spoke to us about his role within beacon.
Then we have beacon news and updates this week we have the story of a Burton inventor who has discovered an innovative way to help people with double vision. We also have the whereabouts of Pete Moodie and the beacon bus.
Better home and garden is bringing you some tasty recipies for Strawberry sponge cake and eaton mess,
We then move to our sport report which is taking a look at England’s sporting successes, cricket, boxing and more.
And finally we have some fun facts about July.
Listen up it's the news - June 27th
VI News and tips - June 27th
10 minutes with - Matt Harrison - June 27th
Better home - Cake and Eton Mess - June 27th
9 And Finally - Facts of June - June 27th
Culture and Events - June 27th
Flashback of the week - American Independence - June 27th
Beacon news - June 27th
Cricket, World Cup, Boxing and more - June 27th
This week we have got the news from the local area, then we have local cultural events from around the black country and surrounding areas this week we have information on Real bodies, the exhibition, Armed forces day, JRR Tolkien haunts tour and more. Next we have the sport desk with cricket, The world cup, tennis and more. Then in beacon news we have the latest news and information from the beacon centre and the whereabouts of Pete Moodie and the beacon bus. In our home and garden segment we have something for the green fingered with information and tips for creating a therapeutic garden. We then have 10 minutes with Ranjit, who told us about his role within the beacon centre and living with a visual impairment. and finally we have the final words with Andrew, this week focusing on holidays and The Concord.
Listen up it's the news - June 20th
VI News and Tips - June 20th
10 Minutes with - Ranjit - June 20th
Better home and garden - How to create a therapeutic garden - June 20th
And Finally - Holidays and the concord - June 20th
Culture and events - June 20th
Flash Back - History of the Wolverhampton Grand - June 20th
Beacon news - June 20th
World cup, Cricket, Tennis and more - June 20th
This week we have got the news from the local area, then we have local cultural events from around the black country and surrounding areas this week we have information on comedy at the grand theatre, Behind the scenes tours of the Molineux stadium, an art exhibition at Wolverhampton art gallery and more. Next we have the sport desk with cricket, The world cup, tennis and more. Then in beacon news we have and the whereabouts of Pete Moodie and the beacon bus. In our home and garden segment we have a healthy recipe for you to try and sink your teeth into. We then have 5 minutes with Barbara Stokes, Barbara told us how volunteering has had an positive effect on her. and finally we have the final words with Andrew, this week focusing on the world cup..
Listen up it's the news - June 13th
VI News and Tips - June 13th
5 minutes with - Barbara - June 13th
Better home and garden - June 13th
And Finally - The World Cup - June 13th
Culture and events - June 13th
Flashback - June 13th
Beacon News - June 13th
Cricket, World Cup, Tennis and more - June 13th
This month is the start of the new format talking news, this week we have got the latest news from the local area in a shorter format than before, then we have local cultural events from around the black country and surrounding areas this week we are looking at the Wolverhampton grand theatre and central library. Next we have the sport desk, nothing has changed here this time we have cricket, soccer, tennis and more. Then in beacon news we have a information on the queens award a charity football match and the whereabouts of the beacon bus.
After this we have our home and garden segment, this week highlighting 10 tips for the green fingered. then we have an interview with Jackie Tromans the Centre manager for beacon stourbridge. and finally we have the final words with Andrew, this week focusing on Her Majesty the Queen.