What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for distributing and sharing web content. You can view feeds from various sources in one location as soon as they're published without having to visit the website you took the feed from.

The Environment Agency offers flood warning feeds in XML format (“RSS Content”) to RSS enabled browsers or news readers. The feeds contain a brief summary and a link to the full content on the website.

How do I start using feeds?

Using your browser

Some browsers automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. If the RSS logo appears in the URL box at the top of your browser just double click it, choose the method subscribing and click the subscribe now button. If the RSS logo doesn't appear in the URL box, then your browser doesn't support RSS and you will need to get a news reader.

Using a news reader

A news reader is software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added from multiple sources. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.

When a feed is available you can subscribe by clicking the RSS button that appears on the right-hand side of the page. Then drag the URL of the feed into your news reader or cut and paste the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

Environment Agency feeds

  • Our news feeds
    Find out about the regional and national news and events feeds you can subscribe to.

  • Our flood warning feeds
    Find out about the national and regional flood warning feeds you can subscribe to.

Using Environment Agency news feeds on your site

Whilst we encourage the use of the Environment Agency news RSS feeds as part of a website, we do require that the proper attribution is used when Environment Agency news appears.

The attribution text should read “Environment Agency news”. You may not use any Environment Agency logos. We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of Environment Agency content.

Please see the Terms and Conditions for full details.