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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Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we’ve got the Midlands response to the London terror attacks, the council with debts of £750million and plans to transform the Merry Hill Shopping Centre.
In our sports report you can get an update on the Wolves managerial merry go round, the latest speedway news and find out what game playing in Birmingham this week drew an audience of around one billion people.
We’ve also got our sight loss life hack, this week looking at how to spot plug sockets and light switches if you are living with sight loss and a round up of what’s on in the region and at the Beacon Centre.

In our weekly news round up for June 14th we got reaction to the general election results, news on major Metro works in the West Midlands and find out how many smokers in the region are kicking the habit.
Our latest sight loss life hack looks at how you can identify which credit card is which in your wallet. You can also find out what’s coming up in the region including a James Bond concert.
In our sports report we’ve got news on England winning a world cup – yes really!

This week on the talking news catch up on our latest sight loss life hack, this week helping you tell the time.
Find out what’s coming up around the region with events as diverse as a coffee festival and a Shakespeare play and in our news section you can find out about the dental patient who received a £9,000 payout, the locum who got £3,600 for one hospital shift and plans for 5,000 new engineering jobs.