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News feeds

What are news feeds?

News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content without having to visit the site.  now provides news feeds for some areas of our website. uses a type of feed called RSS which stands for Really Simple Syndication. Users can view RSS feeds using a news reader.

How do I use a news reader?

A news reader is a piece of software that checks the news feeds you have subscribed to and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different news readers, some of which are accessed using a 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 in the same way that you can access email using a web-based service like hotmail.

Downloadable applications let you store the news feed on your main computer, in the same way that you download your e-mail using Outlook.

How do I get a news reader?

There are a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.

Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.

Downloadable applications
Windows compatible Mac OS X compatible
Newz Crawler Newsfire
FeedDemon NetNewsWire

Table 1: Downloadable applications

Web based applications:
7 December 2007
Microsoft Live

Table 2: Web based applications

A more comprehensive list of RSS feed readers can be found at:

How do I receive content?

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide which news feeds you want it to receive. For example, if you would like the latest MPA press releases, simply visit the News section, or if you would like the latest MPA committee papers, visit the Committee section. All the sections of the MPA website that have feeds are listed [at the end of this page].
You will notice an orange button.

RSS feed icon

This is the RSS button.

If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by 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.

MPA news feeds

The following sections of the MPA website have feeds.

The MPA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Using feeds on your website

If you manage a website you can use feeds from to display the latest news from the Metropolitan Police Authority. By using our feeds you have agreed to our terms and conditions.

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