RSS Feeds – Easily keep up to date with the latest news and events
Both our News and Events pages are available as RSS Feeds. Use the links below to add them to your RSS Reader. If you have a RSS capable browser simply click on the feed icon.
What is RSS?
RSS makes it easy to stay up-to-date with the latest news from a website. You can identify content you like and have it delivered directly to you.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. An RSS feed is simply a list of items, each containing a headline, description, and a link to a web page. Websites provide RSS feeds so you can subscribe to their content and receive updates automatically.
How can I start using RSS Feeds?
To view RSS feeds you will need an RSS aggregator, more commonly referred to as a ‘reader’. The reader checks the feeds you are subscribed to and displays any new content. This means you don’t have to check individual websites for updates – the reader does it for you. Typically a reader will automatically check for new content every hour.
Where can I get a RSS Reader?
There are hundreds of RSS readers available on the Internet, and the majority are free to download and use. There are three types of RSS reader.
Standalone RSS readers are fast and easy to use. You install them onto your computer like any other program. We recommend using FeedReader or Blog Express for their cleanness and ease of use. Other free readers include SharpReader, RSSReader, and Omea Reader.
Free websites such as Bloglines and NewsGator allow you to log in and check your feeds, a lot like web-based email accounts. Use a web-based RSS reader if you want to be able to check your feeds from any computer in any location.
Web browsers with built in RSS readers
The most recent web browsers have RSS readers built in. The latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Apple’s Safari (Mac only) both have native support for RSS feeds, as well as version 7 of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?
To subscribe to a feed, you need to add it to your reader. The standard way to indicate a feed is with the orange icon featured above although there are others that are used.
Clicking the icon will open a page of unformatted text (the RSS feed). To add the feed to your reader simply follow the instructions provided for your chosen RSS reader (normally a simply copy and paste of the rss link). It will automatically keep track of your feeds and inform you when they are updated.