We are  known as VRTN for short and we are a charity (Registration number: 506227) doing the voluntary work of bringing the local news – thanks to the local editions (for example Northwich and Winsford) of the Guardian Newspaper Group – to nearly 100 visually impaired local people every week. We have been doing this now since 1977 thanks to an enthusiastic team of volunteers who turn up every week! We don’t charge anything for the service and we provide free boom boxes to our listeners, if needed, so they can play the recordings we make using digital memory sticks which we post out every week.

VRTN covers the old Vale Royal area.

Vale Royal

However, if you are not from this area there may be a Talking Newspaper in your town or district and you may find it on the internet. 

If you leave the area and still want to know what is going on, you can still receive our recordings – just let us know your new address.