Using our news feed
What is a news feed?
A news feed allows you to subscribe to news from a website, so that whenever the site is updated, the new content is delivered straight to your computer. With news feeds you do not have to keep checking the websites you are interested in to see if new content has been added. The new content comes to you. News feeds, or RSS feeds, to use a more technical term, allow you to keep up to date with all the sites and information you might be interested in.
The BBC website is a good example of a site that publishes lots of feeds that you can subscribe to. The BBC publish a very useful guide to getting started with RSS feeds.
How do I start using news feeds?
The first thing you need is a piece of software called a 'news reader' or a 'feed reader'. Some news readers are built-in to web browsers like Firefox and Safari. Some are web-based services (which are sometimes called 'aggregators') like Bloglines, newsgator, Google Reader and My Yahoo. Others are stand-alone, downloadable applications. All allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want. The BBC website provides a list of the leading news readers. Once you have chosen a news reader, you then have to subscribe to the feeds you are interested in within your reader.
How do I subscribe to the Coventry Law Centre news feed?
The URL for our news feed is
You can subscribe to this feed in a number of ways, including the following:
- Drag the orange feed icon into your news reader
- Cut and paste the URL of the news feed into your news reader
- Drag the URL of the news feed into your news reader
If you use one of the web-based readers indicated in the right-hand column above, click on the appropriate button to subscribe to this feed.