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Broadcasting Our Content

All TNF Soundings content is made available for community broadcasters (Talking Newspapers, Talking Magazines, Hospital Radio & Community Radio stations) to download and broadcast free of change on condition that articles are broadcast in their entirety unedited. Broadcasters must include the opening and closing TNF Soundings jingles, the contributor’s introduction and the full content of the article in question.

Editing or altering the articles in any way is not permitted and constitutes a breach of the TNF terms and conditions that allow TNF Soundings content to be used free of charge.

TNF Soundings content is not to be used for commercial gain. The content is designed to be broadcast by local Talking Newspapers and Magazines, Hospital Radio, Community Radio stations and other relevant charitable organisations. The content is also available direct to interested individuals via this website, the podcast or by email subscription.

TNF Soundings content is always designed to be impartial, objective and fair. Use of this content is also governed by the wider Terms and Conditions below, which apply to the work of both TNF Soundings and our parent body the Talking News Federation.

Using This Website

TNF Soundings is provided by the Talking News Federation (TNF). Conditions for broadcasting our content are outlined above. These conditions are in addition to the general TNF terms and conditions. In the event that there is any conflict the general TNF terms will apply.

Legal Disclaimer

The Talking News Federation is an independent charity and an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK. Talking Newspapers improve the quality of life for people who have sight problems by bringing them the pleasure of listening to local news and information through a free, nationwide service of audio news. For the purposes of this disclaimer, TNF refers to all the constituent parts of the charity.

The terms on which you are entitled to access this website are set out below. Your access to the site or any part thereof will be deemed to constitute acceptance of these terms. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

From time to time TNF may modify these terms. You should therefore review these terms whenever accessing or using this site. TNF may at any time at its own discretion alter the contents of the pages on the website.

You must be satisfied that you may lawfully access this site. TNF accepts no responsibility for unauthorised access or actions of the reader in respect of these matters.


The information contained on this site is for general guidance only. You should neither act, nor refrain from action, on the basis of any such information. You should take appropriate professional advice on your particular circumstances because the application of laws and regulations will vary depending on particular circumstances and because laws and regulations undergo frequent change.

Whilst TNF endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, TNF makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, about the information provided through this website (including any hypertext links), its accuracy or timeliness. TNF shall not be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising directly or indirectly in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this site (or any hypertext links), or any information contained in it (or any hypertext links), or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such information.

Parts of this site may contain material submitted to TNF by third parties. Third parties are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on this site complies with international and national law. TNF will not be responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the material and reserves the right to omit, suspend or change the position of any material submitted.

TNF does not warrant that the site is compatible with your computer equipment or software provided by any external third party or that the site is free of errors, viruses, worms or Trojan horses. TNF shall not be liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features.


TNF accepts no responsibility for the content on any site to which a hypertext link from this site exists or for any loss or penalty which may be incurred as a result of any linking to any location through a linked site. The links are provided for information only and on an “as is” basis with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them or the accuracy or source or right to access or use any information found at any other site accessed by means of this Website.

If you wish to create a hyperlink to this Website, please contact us. TNF generally welcomes links to its website for complementary services for people with sight problems or other disabilities. We do not endorse or recommend products or services. However, by so linking, you agree that TNF may require the link to be removed if, in TNF’s sole opinion, any aspect of the linking website, its content or any other matter relating to the link is objectionable to TNF.


Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this site, including trademarks, logos, photographs and graphical images, are owned by TNF.

All moral rights and equivalent rights in the contents of this website are hereby asserted.
You are permitted to print and download extracts from this site on the following basis:

Use of documents and related graphics on this site is for information and non-commercial or personal use within your organisation only;

  • any copies of these pages printed or saved to disk or to any other storage medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal use;
  • no further copies, modifications, use or distribution of the material shall be made without TNF’s prior written permission;
  • no documents or related graphics on this site are modified in any way;
  • no graphics on this site are used separately from accompanying text; and
  • all copies, however stored or reproduced, shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices and this permission notice and disclaimer.

No part of this site may be reproduced or stored in any other Website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without TNF’s prior written permission.  Copyright requests should be directed to the TNF Office.

Service Access

Whilst TNF endeavours to ensure that this website is normally available 24 hours a day, TNF will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to this site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in circumstances of system failure, maintenance, or repair or for reasons beyond the control of TNF.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless TNF, its volunteers, representatives and agents, against any claim, suit, action, or other proceeding brought against TNF, its volunteers, representatives or agents, by a third party, to the extent that such a claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against TNF, its volunteers, representatives or agents is based on or arises in connection with (i) your use of, including any downloading from or uploading to, the site; (ii) any breach by you of these terms; (iii) a claim that any use of the site by you (aa) infringes any intellectual property rights of any third party, or any right of personality or publicity, or (bb) is libellous or defamatory, or otherwise results in injury or damage to any third party; (iv) any deletions, additions, insertions, or alterations to, or any unauthorised use of, the site by you; or (v) any misrepresentation or breach of representation or warranty made by you contained herein. References in this section of these terms to your use of this site shall be deemed to include any use by a third party where such a third party accesses the site using your computer. You agree to pay TNF, its volunteers, representatives and agents any and all costs, damages and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable professional fees (on a solicitor-client basis) awarded against any of them or otherwise incurred by any of them in connection with or arising from any such third-party claim, suit, action or proceeding attributable to any such third-party claim.

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