Welcome to Fenprobe

The Fenprobe Talking News service brings local news to blind and partially-sighted people across East Cambridgeshire, UK.


Fenprobe Talking News, the news service for the blind and partially sighted in East Cambridgeshire, brings the local news to around sixty listeners in the area.

Each week, a team of volunteers gets together to record the latest stories from the Ely Standard and the Ely Weekly News.  A Post Office concession ensures that the news can be sent and returned free of charge.

All registered listeners receive a free USB player.

We have over forty volunteers who regularly dedicate their time and the news recording is produced fifty-one weeks out of fifty-two, with a break at Christmas.

                                                                                             
We are a registered charity (CFB 279355R) and a member of the Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom . The service benefits from the Post Office concession of free postage for blind people and other costs are met through grants and donations.

Please take a look round the site to find out more about Fenprobe and how you can use our service.

We provide our local news service in East Cambridgeshire and the neighbouring regions including Newmarket, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Soham, Stretham and, of course Ely, where we are based.

Fenprobe in action

Fenprobe News

19. November 2019. Wilburton Alternative Group
Bill Pickess and Samantha Impey were invited to give a talk to members of the Wilburton Alternative Group ( formerly the Mothers’ Union) on Tuesday, 12 November. After negotiating the outlying country roads at Wilburton, Bill finally arrived at his destination to join Samantha in...
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19. November 2019. Pat Hobbs
Pat Hobbs died today (18th November). She had been ill for some years but, after many treatments, doctors were unable to do more. She was 71.   Pam became involved with Fenprobe when she became involved with Richard! His father and mother, former President, Maurice and Joyce,...
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17. October 2019. Ian Kippax
IAN KIPPAX 1938 – 2019 Volunteers from Fenprobe Talking News were very sad to hear that the Littleport Group recording technician, Ian Kippax, passed away last Thursday, 10 October. Ian joined Fenprobe at the end of 2015 and had devotedly recorded every session since then...
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29. June 2019. Fenprobe Recording Studio
In January 2019 Fenprobe's recording studio  moved out of Bedford House.  We are very grateful to one of our members who has offered his annex as our new base and are settling in well!
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29. June 2019. Fenprobe Coffee Morning
Our thanks go to everyone involved in hosting, or eating, at the successful coffee morning for Fenprobe on 22nd June at Ely's Methodist Church.  The total raised from scones and coffee, cake sales and bric a brac, and additional donations, was a magnificent £222 32p which is enough to...
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