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What is RSS?

RSS is generally understood to mean 'Really Simple Syndication'. Although you might find it given other meanings elsewhere.

RSS feeds are a simple and free way to access content that is important to you, as soon as it becomes available. This means that when this website adds new content, it will immediately be fed to your browser or news reader. Meaning that you no longer need to go and seek out this changed content, but it is delivered directly to you, by us.

People do not actually read the RSS feed itself as it is written in a computer code, your computer reads the code and shows it on the screen in a way that people can read.

How do I get to see and use these feeds?

You will need a RSS 'reader', these are also known as 'feed readers' and 'news readers' generally they are all very similar. This is a piece of software that allows the RSS code to be read and then viewed on your screen.

In addition Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer 7, automatically check for feeds when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one saving the need for a separate piece of RSS reader software. In addition to the ease of use, RSS enabled browsers can detect relevant RSS feeds, adding them automatically if you wish to do so.

This can make subscribing to feeds much easier. For more details on these, please check their websites.

Downloadable readers

These are downloaded from the Internet and installed on your main computer, different readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.

There are many types of RSS reader available, searching Google for 'RSS Readers' will return a great deal of results.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=rss+readers&meta=

Or we suggest http://www.feedreader.com/ which is free.

Our RSS Feeds

We have two RSS feeds available for you to join.

The 'News and Media' feed is produced by the communications teams, and contains all the news bulletins produced by us for use by the general public and the news media.

You can subscribe to the feed here: Subscribe to the News feed News and Media

The ' Blog' feed is produced by Site Blog as they comment and updates the blog pages.

You can subscribe to the feed here: Subscribe to the News feed Blog