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BBC News

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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 3.7.1

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.


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Customer Reviews

Not bad but too video-centric and hugs storage

It's a pity that this app has gone steadily downhill content wise for a while now, with much of the news content relying on video clips accompanied with only the briefest of introductory text. I guess it is pandering to the YouTube/Snapchat/Facebook generation but, personally, I don't want to be watching clips; I want to be able to read my news without disturbing others (such as my children!). The magazine and in-depth articles are thankfully mostly text oriented and far more engrossing as a result.

Technically the app is seriously pants, what with needing to be closed (swiped up) in order for it to give you the latest content (dragging down to make it refresh does not work reliably), video content not being available (on the rare occasion that I do want to watch) and, worst of all, using many many Gigabytes of storage without any way of recovering it bar deleting and reinstalling the app. The product owners and scrum masters that let this into the wild should take a long hard look at themselves.

I note you don't cover all stories.

I note you don't carry all stories, still censoring somewhat, that why I like to surf the world news stands, all political following, no matter the Country.
As example, for weeks there has been mounting scaremongering concerning a fast approaching doomsday planet, yet after finishing reading the scaremongering version, I look around and those who one would think is in the know, are going about their daily biz apparently oblivious to the alleged impending doom???? Just one of thousands of stories,
How about using one of your many tv channels to have its daily purpose to report happy stories there are thousands. Your gloom and doom daily reports are not helping. If you font cheer up, the MP who has a bill before Parliament, might just win and have you privatised. Be warned!

So come on Aunty Beeb, cheer up the nation, we know all the crappie stories etc, seek out the happy ones.
And lay off the Royal stories, really boring and a waste of funds to both Country and Beeb! another institution that should go the way of the poor DoDo!
How about a prog that hells and assists those poor people kicked out of their homes in many cases through no fault of their own. Your a public service, get public and start to help!


I open this app religiously every morning and read the news while I'm drinking my early morning tea. Generally I find the content very good, although it irritates me on occasion when a story has been rushed and obviously hasn't been proof-read. I also think the contributors sometimes assume too much - for example, I have read a complete article about a sport but never actually found out which sport was being covered. I rarely watch videos, because it's not always convenient to do so. I prefer to have a written article that I can read without disturbing others. Having said that, I'd hate to be without it, and in my opinion it's better than any other app I've come across to date, especially since it's free.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.7.1
  • Size: 10.9 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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