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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.

Charities caring and sharing

Charities caring and sharing

27/05/2015

Our Editorial, Communications and Fundraising teams recently moved from portacabins into the main Calibre building. However this meant we had spare... More >

Marvellous Michael

Marvellous Michael

27/05/2015

Congratulations to Calibre member, Michael Brackley, who has raised £700 for Calibre by abseiling 100m down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. This... More >

Toy Like Me - Campaign for Diversity

Toy Like Me - Campaign for Diversity

26/05/2015

An online campaign has been launched to increase diversity in childrens tox boxes. The Toy Like Me group was founded by three women, Melissa... More >

Foresters Present £2000 Cheque

Friendly Foresters support Calibre

18/05/2015

Foresters in the Thames Valley chose to support Calibre through a range of fundraising activities including a garage sale and several lunches. Liz... More >

Richard and Judy Book club titles with Calibre

Richard and Judy Book club titles with Calibre

16/05/2015

Hundreds of blind and partially sighted people across the country enjoy Calibre audio books through our book clubs. Readers have access to 500... More >

Vote for your favourite Agatha Christie novel

Vote for your favourite Agatha Christie novel

14/05/2015

To celebrate Agatha Christies 125th anniversary, fans of the author are being asked to vote to find the worlds favourite Christie novel. Detective... More >

A Spy Among Friends wins the 2015 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal - 2015 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography winner

13/05/2015

The name Kim Philby evokes memories of treachery and duplicity. The infamous British defector and Soviet mole was to betray secrets of Allied... More >

Michael Backley

Michael's Marvellous Mad Moment approaches

12/05/2015

Calibre Member Michael Brackley admits he had a mad moment when he made the decision to abseil 100m down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to raise... More >

Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell

05/05/2015

One of the most popular crime writers of recent times, Ruth Rendell, has died at the age of 85. In a career spanning 50 years the author wrote... More >

Calibre at the marvellous MACS conference

Calibre at the marvellous MACS conference

02/05/2015

Today we are at the MACS annual conference for parents and children. The Micro and Anophthalmic Children's Society (MACS) is the UK's leading... More >