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BBC News

By Media Applications Technologies Limited

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Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

Stories are arranged in categories including top stories, UK news, world news, politics, business, technology and sport.

The app offers the BBC News Channel streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories to suit your interests.

NB Please note that to refresh the app you should pull down on the main content area. See in-app help page for further details.

The BBC News app offers the following:
- Breaking news
- Top Stories and latest headlines
- Features and analysis
- Live BBC News Channel
- News clips embedded in stories
- An 'Edit' menu to personalise your experience and choose news that interests you
- Share news stories by email, Facebook and Twitter
- Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
- Refresh controls to see the latest stories and updates

If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by ProcessOne on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service.

No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed. The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, available at You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from BBC News in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen.

What's New in Version 2.1.4

- Includes a fix for a bug which caused some iOS7 users to experience crashes.
- We've also improved the page refreshing behaviour. To see the latest updates on the page you're reading, pull the page down and release.


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Customer Reviews

Neat Application

Clean layout, like tiles.

News pushed in certain cases where the public might need to know if something drastic has happened.

I have only one issue which is that I would like not to receive pushed alerts on celebrities like Nigela Lawson. Who cares...

I would like pushed news more to do with extreme events that significantly affects public safety, even globally, such as the weather. (Polar Vortex, et cetera.)

Slight niggles

A great app in easy to use format. No negatives really except that when you see a story with an interesting picture and open it, you expect a larger picture so you can get a closer look at it but either the picture isn't there or there is no picture at all. Case in point, there was a picture of a British Olympic skater in this app who fell and a photo was snapped as he was doing so, I wanted to open the story expecting a larger version or other pictures but there were none at all. ANNOYING!

Does what you need but so frustrating at times

Does what you need in that it provides the headlines and news you want but it's very slow to update on changing news stories. Also very annoying that when a breaking news banner comes along the top of the screen you either can't click on it to get more info or you click it and the main story hasn't been updated to reflect the breaking news. Very poor really...this is the digital world, people expect information right away and without delay!

BBC News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: 07 November 2013
  • Version: 2.1.4
  • Size: 3.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Media Applications Technologies Limited
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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