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About Us

About Us.

Officially called Crewe and Nantwich District Talking Newspaper, we are Registered Charity Number 507826, registered in England on the 10th August 1978.

Our aim.

To relieve the blind or partially sighted, or those with some temporary or permanent incapacity or disability which makes reading a strain, by the provision of recordings.

The Talking Newspaper is entirely produced by unpaid volunteers, and provided free of charge to our listeners.

From August 2022, the Talking Newspaper will no longer have premises that are open to the public. Please note that we do not have regular hours, so in the first instance contact our secretary

Thanks to.

Crewe and Nantwich Chronicles for giving us permission to read the newspapers. Crewe and Nantwich Chronicles are owned by Reach PLC.

Nantwich News for giving us permission to read news from their website

Royal Mail for providing free delivery and return of the recordings under their Articles for the Blind scheme.

Kualo for hosting this website under their free charity hosting scheme. Free Charity Hosting by Kualo.

BWBF, the British Wireless for the Blind Fund, for providing the BWBF app and its service free of charge.

Responsive Voice provides the "Listen to Page" service under its ResponsiveVoice NonCommercial service, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.95x15

Licences for incidental music are listed here.


We do not receive external funding. We raise our own funds, and rely on the generosity of donations from organisations and individuals.  We are always pleased to receive one-off donations from people wishing to say "Thank You", or listeners leaving us a bequest in their Will.

Become a Friend of CNTN.

You can sign up as a Friend and agree to pay anything from £2, monthly, quarterly or annually. If you are a UK taxpayer, you could boost your donation by signing a Gift Aid form.