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News   - Latest Headlines

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

Dyslexia Awareness Week - Calibre member Tim

Dyslexia Awareness Week - Calibre member Tim


Dyslexia Awareness Week runs from October 5-11th in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; from 2-8th November in Scotland. This year's theme is... More >


Stuart's Banger Rally Challenge 2015 Salo or Bust


Take one old banger, a determined guy and a journey through seven countries in five days. Who could be so crazy? Well, Stuart Beale actually. He's... More >

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New book club in Oxford


If you love reading and live in the Oxford area, you may be interested in joining a new audio book club being set up by the Oxford Association for... More >

2015 Rugby World Cup

2015 Rugby World Cup - a scrum of great reading


With 2015 Rugby World Cup fever about to erupt our editorial department has been digging out some great rugger-related stories for you to savour.... More >

Cosy Crime

Cosy Crime: Gentle Mysteries


Our detective and mysteries stories are the most frequently borrowed titles in our fiction library. Calibre members tell us that they look forward... More >

Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist

Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist


The Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist has been announced with the judges praising the diversity of the writers . The chair, Michael Wood, said: " We... More >

HM The Queen becomes the longest serving monarch

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch


Queen Elizabeth II has become Britain's longest-reigning monarch surpassing the record held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. She has... More >

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Michael's Dream: World's first visually impaired steel band


As the world's only visually impaired tenor pannist Michael Toussaint has a dream. He wants to create the world's first visually impaired steel... More >

Talking Newspapers

Volunteers in Surrey needed


Volunteer recorders and technical help required. The Elmbridge and Runnymede Talking Newspaper is actively searching for technically-minded... More >

Cooks and Cakes

Keep Calm and Eat Cake


With the new series of The Great British Bake Off under way we've got a selection of cake-inspired books for your delight and delectation. First... More >