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RSS feeds

We are aware that in order to improve our services to you, we can offer you direct access to / use of some of our data.

What is RSS?

RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication' - it lets you have the latest news and new web content delivered directly to you, without you having to come to our website to see it.

How can I get an RSS feed?

There are a number of steps you need to take to start using RSS feeds:

Step 1 - get a feed reader. In order to receive RSS feeds, you can either directly use your browser  or you need have a feed reader, also called an aggregator. There are a number of different feed readers, many of them free, some of which are accessed using the browser and some of which are downloadable applications. With a little bit of searching, you should be able to find one which appeals to you.

Step 2 - subscribe to a feed. When you come across a website with an RSS feed that you would like to add to your feed reader, you can usually do this by clicking on the RSS icon. On our website the icon will be near the top of the content.

Can I stop it?

Yes, just go into your reader and simply delete the appropriate feed.

Can I re-use a council feed?

We encourage the use of our RSS feeds for personal and non-commercial use, but if you wish to use any of them as part of a website please contact us before you use it, to tell us what you are wanting to do with the feed. If you use one of our feeds on your site must incorporate an acknowledgement to the County Council, for example:

"From Durham County Council Council school closures at www.durham.gov.uk" 

You may not use any Durham County Council logo or other council trade mark without express permission. We do not accept any liability for our RSS feeds.

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