localgov.co.uk has publicly accessible XML feeds available. The XML feeds contain all the latest news, events and jobs from the world of local goverernment. They are frequently updated with data posted on localgov.co.uk
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.
Feeds are also known as RSS. 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.
How Do I Use It?
If you're using Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox then you're already good to go. Just click the orange buttons above and you can bookmark the RSS feeds to deliver breaking news stories directly to your browser.
If you're using Internet Explorer 6 or another browser that doesn't support RSS then you'll need to download a separate RSS reader like Newzcrawler or FeedDemon. Once you've installed it, just go to the site, click the orange button either drag the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or cut and paste the URL.