RSS News Feeds Guide
News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and updates in one place, as soon as its published, without having to keep checking back on the websites you have taken the feed from.
How To Start Using RSS
To be able to subscribe to news feeds you will need something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.
Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer and the latest versions of popular internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome, have built-in features to allow you to subscribe to RSS feeds.
Downloadable applications let you store feeds on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail. Many mobile phones now also have newsreaders so you can keep up to date while on the move.
The best way to find a newsreader to suit your needs and your operating system is to do an internet search on RSS news readers.
How Do I Find West Mercia's RSS Feeds?
Many of our pages have RSS feeds enabled, so look out for the RSS logo (see right) to see if you can subscribe. Each of our local policing team pages has its own feed, for example, so you can find out the latest news from your area very easily.
Some of our other key feeds are (click to subscribe):
- News - all West Mercia news feed
- Herefordshire news - from Herefordshire and the HQ Press Office
- North Worcestershire news - from Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Redditch areas and the HQ Press Office
- Shropshire news - from Shropshire and the HQ Press Office
- South Worcestershire news - from Worcester, Malvern Hills and Wychavon areas and the HQ Press Office
- Telford & Wrekin news - from Telford & Wrekin and the HQ Press Office
- Latest police staff vacancies