Other Support Material Available

This is a summary of people and organisations who have helped the Talking Newspaper.

There is also details of other support available to the blind and partially-sighted. Please click on the link if this an area of interest to you:

Other Support Available

Federation of Talking Newspapers (FTN)

We are part of a network of Talking Newspapers and details of other Talking Newspapers, some of whom have websites, may be obtained from:

We are very grateful to the various organisations that have helped us since we began to publish the Talking Newspaper in 1999 and have supported us in establishing this website.


Radio Solent

The website was funded by a grant under the Community Chest campaign run by Radio Solent, to whom we express our thanks for that and all the publicity they have given us. For 2012 – A Memorable Year please click on the link below:

2012 – A Memorable Year


In 2016, the BBC included clips of Bob Lowe and the Talking Newspaper in 2 programmes: The Age of Loneliness and Inside Out . Bob was interviewed on Radio 5 Live and 2 Breakfast programmes to promote the programmes. The clip in the programme Inside Out broadcast by BBC South may be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Talking Newspaper on TV!


We would like to thank the following newspapers and magazines for their permission to include items of news from their newspapers in our website:

New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times (A & T)

Bournemouth Daily Echo

New Forest Post

Southern Daily Echo

Archant Life, publishers of Hampshire Life–7424

The fortnightly magazine Yours

Design of Website

We are grateful to the following who were instrumental in the design of the website:

Absolute Graphics

Artisan Internet

Publicity and Fund-Raising

We are grateful to the following for their support in our fund-raising activities:



The Fortune Centre for Riding Therapy:

Friends of New Milton Group

New Milton Friends Group – Past Events

Lymington United Reformed Church

Tiptoe’s Village Fete and

New Milton Bowls Club.

Publicity for Website

We also greatly appreciate the support we have received from various organisations  who have publicised our website:


The A & T

Barton Bugle/New Milton Mail/Highcliffe Herald

Lymington Directory/Village Voice

Christchurch Eye/Highcliffe Eye

The (Waterside) Herald published in Hythe

Hampshire Independent

Feature Articles

A number of newspapers and free publications have published feature articles about us. Please click on the link below to see some of them:

Feature Articles

Other websites

The following organisations have kindly provided us with a mention in their websites:

New Milton Town Council

Lymington information


New Milton Today


Three organisations have provided us with premises. We started operations in the New Milton Memorial Centre:

New Milton Memorial Centre

We moved to Durlston Court School in Barton on Sea where we stayed for 10 years until July 2014.

Not only did the School provide us with a base and handle our incoming post, but they did so without charge which gave us a financial lifeline.

Durlston Court School

Thanks to the cooperation of the New Milton Town Council, we moved to the vacant tennis pavilion in New Milton in July 2014.

Postal Service

We are grateful for the ongoing support we receive from the Memorial Centre in New Milton in handling our incoming post and Royal Mail for handling our wallets by first class post free of charge.

Our Volunteers

Last but not least without the efforts of our loyal band of volunteers, we wouldn’t have a Talking Newspaper to publicise!

We are grateful for what our volunteers do for us and hang on to them as long as possible!

We owe so much to Joan Mulkern (Founder & Chairman 1999-2012) who retired in 2012. Joan was the figurehead – the name and face – of the Talking Newspaper. .