Yorkshire author Val Wood  has resigned from her position as a reader and editor of the Hull and District Talking Magazine for the Blind, a charity which produces and distributes recorded versions of local newspaper articles, including The Press.

Val joined the charity after responding to a newspaper article, and during her 28 years of service has seen many changes, especially in technology, now recording articles on memory sticks rather than cassette tapes as she did when she started.

The author is leaving her post due to career commitments. She said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Talking Magazine.

“It provides an invaluable service to the blind and partially sighted and give them much needed access to local news and information.

“It was also a real pleasure to work alongside so many enthusiastic volunteers.”

For more information on the magazine, phone 01482 585822 or visit hulltalkingmagazine.org.uk