If you are having difficulty listening to the audio in our stories and are using Internet Explorer, please follow the instructions below:

1. Click ‘Tools’ menu

If you do not see a Tools menu, press Alt+T on your keyboard – depending on your settings you may see a ‘gear’ icon in the top right corner of your screen.

2. Once the internet options dialog has opened, click on the ‘Advanced’ tab

You will see a list of advanced settings. Scroll down to ‘Multimedia’ and look for the ‘Play sounds in webpages’ checkbox. Click on this box, which will turn on sounds, and allow web pages to play them automatically.

4. Click on the “OK” to apply the setting and return to Internet Explorer

If you need to revert to the original setting, and allow Internet Explorer to stop playing background sounds on websites, just follow the same steps and uncheck the ‘Play sounds in webpages’ checkbox.