UK & World News

UK & World News


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).

Recent changes:
Fixing problem where articles were always opened with the phone browser. Many apologies.
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4.4
User ratings
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Installs
1,000,000+
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About UK & World News
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).

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

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User reviews of UK & World News
A great app that I use several times a day BUT I wish it wouldn't keep telling of my version of Flash isn't compatible.
Jan 22, 2011
Very well presented news app. Easy to use and very consise. Only improvement I would like to see is more customisation for the widget(s) with the option for different colour styles.
Jan 19, 2011
The best app on android for tracking news
Jan 13, 2011
So many BBC apps to choose from, but this is certainly the best. Love the notification you get in the toolbar for breaking major news stories. Any chance you could do something like this with the footy focus app, using something similar for goalflashes? Anyway A+
Jan 8, 2011
My Favorite News App Out There.
Dec 29, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 17, 2014
Ok but needs fixing The app keeps showing headlines that are a year old and keeps going into magnified mode so I have to keep uninstalling and reinstalling it.
A Google User
Aug 15, 2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 After many years enjoying this app, I'm sorry to say goodbye to it, but it has become almost unreadable. My S5 doesn't support the endless video stories and there's no way to hide them, so it seems that the app has very little news that I can't get elsewhere. Might revisit in 6 months to see latest reviews.
A Google User
Aug 14, 2014
It used to be a good starting point I used this as a quick guide to see if anything interesting was going on, then look deeper with other sources if there was. It was a good application and I used to check it daily but it throws up a lot of old news now. If I zoom in and then exit the app without zooming out it stays that way for good and I can no longer read all the text on my HTC One M7 as a result.
A Google User
Aug 13, 2014
Was great, now broken and useless This used to be the perfect way to catch up on news stories. Now it keeps telling me I have no Internet connection even with full signal. It also keeps showing news articles that are years old. This week I read about how jimmy Savile died and how apple maps was broken. Both stories are years old. Not good. Looking elsewhere.
A Google User
Aug 13, 2014
Best bbc news app and latest news.