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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.

Cityread London 2015 - Rivers of London

Cityread London 2015 - Rivers of London

30/03/2015

Ben Aaronovitchs Rivers of London (10199), a novel that features a young police constable who is recruited into the branch of the Metropolitan... More >

Michael Backley

Michael's Marvellous Mad Moment

25/03/2015

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 >

Thank you Simplyhealth

Thank you Simplyhealth

24/03/2015

For the fourth year running we have received a generous donation from healthcare provider, Simplyhealth. Its Bristol community fund was so... More >

2015 Folio Prize winner

2015 Folio Prize winner

24/03/2015

The 2015 Folio Prize has been won by Akhil Sharma for his novel Family Life which will be available to Calibre readers shortly. Family Life,... More >

Adieu Sir Terry

Adieu Sir Terry

13/03/2015

The author, Sir Terry Pratchett, best known for his Discworld books, has died at the age of 66 with his family around him and his cat sleeping on... More >

Celebrating Women for International Women

Celebrating International Women's Day

07/03/2015

For 104 years women across the world have been celebrating International Womens Day (IWD) on March 8th. It is the day that focuses on womens... More >

Calibre Patron and children

Calibre Patron and children's author Anne Fine OBE on World Book Day 5th March

04/03/2015

Thousands of children up and down the country will be dressing up as their favourite literary characters for World Book Day on 5th March. Our... More >

Poldark

Poldark

04/03/2015

People of a certain age will remember the 1970s television hit series Poldark, which regularly attracted fourteen million viewers. Based on the... More >

Talking Newspapers

Talking Newspapers - open up your local world

01/03/2015

Many of our members tell us that one of the most frustrating things about sight loss is not being able to read a newspaper. Although the radio news... More >

Sovereign Health Trust

Thank you Sovereign Health

15/02/2015

We would like to say a big Thank-you to Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust for their generous donation of £2,000 towards the cost of supporting... More >