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Using our content

What is RSS?

Please note that a list of our available RSS/XML feeds is available on our RSS News Feeds page.

RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. RSS allows you to keep up to date with the news on your favorite web sites, without having to visit them all individually. RSS sends the details straight to your news reader for you to browse through each time an update is detected.

“The most compelling use of RSS is that it lets users read dozens of websites, all on the same page. The sites can be scanned in seconds rather than having to be laboriously loaded individually.”

BBC News, 20th Feb 2004

RSS also allows you to deliver our latest headlines to your XML enabled web site. Usage information is available at the foot of this page.

We offer RSS feeds for all of our news categories, as well as for our entire headlines list. You can use these feeds together with either a web-based RSS reader or a Desktop RSS reader to keep up to date on the news, throughout the day, every day.

Viewing news In An RSS reader

To find out more about RSS and how to use our feeds in an RSS reader, and for a list of RSS readers, please see the bottom of this page.

How do I use your RSS feeds?

You will either need to download and install a Desktop RSS feed reader program or use one of the web-based RSS feed readers. We have listed some of the most popular programs below. Once you have either installed or subscribed to a news reader, simply add our RSS feed URL into the appropriate ‘add feed’ section. It will then collect and display the latest headlines.

The addresses of our RSS feeds are all listed on the RSS News Feeds page.

How do I get a news reader?

A list of news readers appears below. They are divided up into web-based readers and desktop readers. Please bear in mind that different readers work with different operating systems, so do check the instruction details before installing.

List of web Based RSS feed readers

List of iPhone/iPad RSS feed readers

  • NetNewsWire — Mobile RSS Reader in free and premium versions.

List of desktop RSS feed readers

For more RSS readers, try Wikipedia directory of news readers.

Displaying news on your website using RSS

Our RSS feeds are free for use on your website and subject to our terms of use.

If you are unsure how to convert RSS into HTML, there are numerous tools and tutorials online to help in the conversion. Here are a couple of third-party websites which you may find useful: www.rss-specifications.com/display-rss.htm and www.rss2html.com.

Alternatives to RSS newsfeeds

We also have free, easy-to-install Javascript website news headline feeds available, which you may use if you have very little website development knowledge.

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