News feeds

Click and drag the RSS feed icon into your news reader software

About news feeds

Our news feed allows you to see when we have added new content to the website. You can get our latest news as soon as its published, without having to visit the site itself.

Feeds are also known as RSS, generally understood to stand for 'Really Simple Syndication'. Put simply, feeds are webpages, designed to be read by computers rather than by people.

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How do I get news feeds?

In order to receive news feeds, the first thing you need is news reader software. This 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 web browser, and some of which are applications downloaded to your computer.

Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer (like when you use a Hotmail account for your email), whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer (in the same way that you can download your e-mail using MS Outlook).

Browser-based news feeds

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for feeds when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier. For more details on these, see websites.

Internet Explorer 7 is the only browser to offer any RSS feed integration.

If your browser displays a page of code rather than the actual 'feed' when you click on an RSS link, you will need to use a different web browser (such as Firefox, Opera and Safari) or download news reader software instead.

Web-based news feeds

These are also known as 'news aggregators', and allow you to collect news from websites that you are interested in, into one place which you then read using your web browser:

A longer list can be found at News On Feeds.

News reader software There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are released all the time. Those listed below are just a selection and you may want to search for others that suit your needs. Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer:

Windows

Mac OS X

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Getting started

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive.

If you click on the RSS button at the top of this page, you can subscribe to the feed in various ways. This includes dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader. Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may just have a normal web link.

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Using our news feeds on your site


If you run your own website, you can use RSS to display the latest headlines from our website on your site. 

We are happy for our news feeds to be published on other websites, but we do require that we are credited where our content appears. The credit should read "London Ambulance Service NHS Trust news". Please only use a text credit; do not use our logo.  

We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of our content. We do not accept any liability for our news feeds.

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