What is RSS?
RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is an easy and free format for delivering the latest news or other information from a website directly to subscribers. When you subscribe to an RSS feed, your RSS reader will alert you whenever new web content is available. The reader will provide a headline and short text on the subject; if interested you can click to read the full story.
How to view RSS feeds
Some browsers, such as the current versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari, have built in RSS readers (also known as a feed reader or an aggregator). If you're using a browser that doesn't currently support RSS (such as Internet Explorer 6) you will need to find and set up a news reader.
There are many types of news readers; many are available for free and take only a few minutes to set up. Some are stand-alone software programs and others are plug-ins or extensions for web or e-mail applications. To find the right news reader for you, try searching Google (or any search engine) or Wikipedia for "RSS news reader" or "aggregator," or try one those listed below (all are free).
How to subscribe to an RSS feed
Once your news reader is set up, you can subscribe to the City of Westminster news feed by clicking on the RSS link on the main News page. Follow the directions in your news reader for adding a new feed.