Slough Talking Newspaper has celebrated its 40th anniversary with the production on Friday of the 2,000th edition.

The service for blind and visually impaired members of the community has been running since 1979. It is a small charity organisation run by volunteers.

Each week it produces an audio version of some of the main features from Slough’s local newspapers for distribution to its listeners on Saturday morning. From time to time it also compiles a Talking Magazine from a variety of other sources.

Listening equipment is provided as part of the service. The service is completely free for enrolled users.

As the 2,000th edition appeared on Friday, Slough MP Tan Dhesi was presented with a first copy of the USB memory stick recording of the local news taken from the local papers.

Mr Dhesi and the mayor of Slough, Cllr Paul Sohal, have both congratulated the people who run the charity,

Mary Abraham, honorary secretary of the Slough Talking Newspaper, said: "It was a great honour to receive recognition and appreciation of our work for the most lonely and vulnerable group in the community at a mayor’s reception."