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UK & World News

UK & World News

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

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BBC News reader and home screen widget for your Android phone or tablet.

With two million downloads, the original and best BBC News widget by Android developer Jim Blackler. #1 on the market since 2009.

Same app, same news; new name. The app has a Home Screen widget and automatic marking of articles you've already read.

Users in the USA and elsewhere will see the BBC's world stories, UK users will see the BBC's UK headlines (by default).

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Recently changed in this version

Fixing problem where articles were always opened with the phone browser. Many apologies.


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  • (70 stars)

    by Tracey Robinson on 15/06/2014

    I use this daily it is worth the 5 stars every day. Just two comments it does still randomly post old stories and I would love to have a delete button for stories I dont want to read would then be perfect. but thanks for what it is

  • (70 stars)

    by Martin Young on 14/06/2014

    This has an annoying habit of recycling articles from several years ago. What a waste!

  • (70 stars)

    by A Smith on 13/06/2014

    I don't know the cause of this, but too many of the articles are recycled again and again, even over years, and still marked with the red stamp in the top right corner 'new'. This used to be my favorite news app and I've tolerated it until now, when most of the articles I would have been interested in I remember from years ago. After clicking on an article, be sure to immediately check the artic

  • (70 stars)

    by Fauzan Ahmed on 10/06/2014

    Iv been using this app for about 4 years now... Altho its extremely simple, its great for reading articles and headlines without leaving the actual app. It would just be nice if there was a dark mode added... And also, if you reinstall, it tends to start showing old articles in the headlines again up to even 10 year old articles... Otherwise its excellent...

  • (70 stars)

    by Antony Stringer on 09/06/2014

    If you use this otherwise excellent app do check the dates of stories as ancient ones are being pulled from Beeb's archives. Been like this for months and it looks likethe developer has retired.The oldest story was from 2004!!!Update :2003 ! !!!

  • (70 stars)

    by Nicholas Connell on 04/06/2014

    Seems recently only articles are all several years old. Used to be great but desperately needs a fix.

  • (70 stars)

    by hinsaf habeeb on 02/06/2014

    I gave it 5 stars initially. Revoked to 3 stars. Old news keeps popping up as latest news. Please fix it. Otherwise, it's the best world news app.