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RSS feeds

RSS feed logoRSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. It allows you to select the content you like and have it delivered directly to you.


Our news releases have an RSS feed. To use the feed, you'll need a news reader.

 

News readers

There are many different readers available, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. They all allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want.

To help you find a suitable news reader, get help from Google (external site).


Some services also allow you to customise your own homepage and include RRS feeds from various sources e.g. My Yahoo (external link).

 

Subscribing to an RSS feed

Once you have a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want. Look for the orange RSS button like the one above.

By clicking on the RSS button you can then subscribe to that news feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

To subscribe, right click on the RSS button and select 'copy  shortcut' or 'copy link location' to copy the location (URL) of the feed. Follow the instructions for your particular news reader, and then paste this location wherever it asks for the location of the service you wish to subscribe to.

 

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Last Updated: 8/13/2010

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