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Administrations

This section provides access to information categorised by 'Administration'.

For the purposes of this site ‘Administration’ refers to: England, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales and Europe (ie, European Union).

  • Great Britain includes England, Scotland and Wales
  • United Kingdom includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Each information resource relates to an ‘Administration’ or a combination of administrations, for example, England and Wales. Information on a particular ‘Administration’ can be accessed by clicking the appropriate name.

Information from all administrations can be accessed by going to the Administrations section of the site.

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Frequent contributors

This section of the site provides access to information included on the site by those contributors with the highest number of resources. Information on all their information resources can be accessed by clicking the appropriate contributor name from the frequent contributors list.

Information about all contributors can be accessed by going to the contributors section of the site.

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Recently added

This section of the site provides access to information that has recently been added to the site regardless of the date of publication. It may include information that has only recently come to our attention despite having been published some time in the past.

The News section of the site provides access to some of the most recently published information resources.

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What is a news feed?

What is a news feed?

A news feed is content that can be delivered from a website into your preferred reader. This means you are notified when new content is added and you can read this content without having to visit the website it was published on. You’ll often see the words RSS (really simple syndication) and the orange RSS icon where content is published as a feed.

What is a news reader?

A news reader is a tool that automatically gathers and displays a list of all new (unread) items from all your different feeds. You can subscribe to new feeds and unsubscribe from existing feeds using your news reader. (also known as feed readers, RSS readers and aggregators).

How do I get a news reader?

Many web browsers have built in news readers. Some examples are Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE7) and Safari.

Other readers are web based. The advantage of these types of reader is that you can access them from any browser. Some examples are Newsgator and Bloglines.

How do I subscribe to a feed?

Subscribing is usually as easy as clicking ‘subscribe’ or the RSS icon [display icon]. This will usually launch your reader that will automatically add the latest feed to your list of subscriptions.

Watch a video explaining ‘RSS in Plain English’

You can watch a short video that explains RSS in a fun and informative way.