There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.

Using BBC News feeds on your site If you run your own website, you can display the latest headlines from other websites on your own site using RSS.

We encourage the use of BBC News feeds as part of a website, however, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when BBC News content appears.

The attribution text should read "BBC News" or "uk/news" as appropriate.

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.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. For more details on these, please check their websites. There is 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.

News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content.

You can get the latest headlines and video in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'.

In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people. In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader.

This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added.