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.
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.

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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Beacon Centre for the Blind to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Beacon Centre for the Blind we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

If you no longer wish to or take a break from regular donation payments from your bank. Please contact us on fundraising@beaconvision.org with your details.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Beacon Centre for the Blind to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Beacon Centre for the Blind will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Beacon Centre for the Blind receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we have got  Residents and businesses views on the Birmingham Velo, A Brave Parliamentary worker eager to get back to work, Redevelopment in Dudley and more.Then In notices we have Information on a Jazz orchestra event, Traditions of Autumn held by Kinver edge The latest news and information from the beacon centre and more. Finally in the Sport report we have the latest from the soccer pitch, speedway results Cyclocross and much more.

Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we have got The latest in regards to the Aaron Barley Case, A lady who was mauled by a pig, A 10 Year old hero and much more. Then in notices we have information on a braille and technology group, an indulgent afternoon tea, tips for those living with sight loss and an introduction to a new beacon staff member. and finally on the sport report we have the latest in local soccer, rugby and speedway as well as news for the grandprix.

Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we have got Peaky Blinders returning to Birmingham, A Fed up butcher taking matters into his own hands, Fake Trainers and more. Then in our notices section we have information on a comedy event starring “Doreen Tipton”, An afternoon with Christopher Biggins, Tips for living with sight-loss, news and information from beacon and more. Finally in the Sport report we have Rugby, Soccer, Speedway and more for you to listen too.

Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we have got Council proposing an increase in council tax, Sports fashion retailer fined, £6 million new primary school and much much more. Then in notices, we have information on a music event Starring Lulu, A Charity Fund raising event, Sight loss focus day, aswell as the latest news and information from the beacon centre. Finally in the sport report we have the Latest in local soccer, Rugby, American football and much more.

This months magazine features two editions of tales from the barn, a short story, a recollection of a trip to Donegall Ireland as well as our usual monthly quiz this month being Halloween themed, and recipes from Beth.