Fenprobe Recordings Temporarily Suspended

We shall be back with you as soon as
Coronavirus restrictions are lifted




Welcome to Fenprobe

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

Each week a team of volunteers gets together to record the latest stories from the Ely Standard.  A Post Office concession ensures that the USB sticks with the news can be sent and returned throught the Post for free.  The service is entirely free of charge and all registered listeners receive a free USB player, shown here.

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.

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Fenprobe News

2. August 2020. Tony Mitchell
We are sad to inform you that Tony Mitchell passed away last Friday, 31 July.  Since joining Fenprobe in 2018 Tony had been a enormous facilitator. He originally came to record for the City Group, and ended up recording for Littleport as well and any other group needing help.  He had...
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21. March 2020.
We are sorry to announce that the Fenprobe recording for 19th March will be the last one made until restrictions on groups meeting have been lifted.  The Fenprobe Contacts page is still operating and will be monitored regularly.  
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13. March 2020.
After some problems uploading sound recordings on to the website, we are now once more able to post up our Fenprobe News readings, which you will find under the  "Podcasts" button.  This is not intended as a replacement for the regular distribution of USB sticks to our blind and...
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11. March 2020.
Thanks to Earith W.I. for their generous fundraising for Fenprobe after a talk by Samantha Impey.  Here are some of the group presenting their cheque for £256 65p to Sam.
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22. February 2020.
Despite a blustery morning on 22nd February, a crowd of helpers and coffee drinkers turned out for our coffee morning at the Methodist Church Hall in Ely.  There was bric-a-brac, home made cakes and a Fair Trade stall to enjoy, as well as one of the new players on display.  An amazing...
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