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
17885
Installs
1,000,000+
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File size
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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
4 days ago
WAS a Great app.! :( Had this for years and loved it... But lately old news stories, failing to load, not connecting to Internet ect... Such a shame
A Google User
5 days ago
Odd choice of "news"! This morning (26th July 2014) we were informed by this app that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a baby boy - the latest in an odd series of "news" items, some from several years ago. Is this a joke, or sabotage by disgruntled staff?
A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
Time to say goodbye It was the best BBC news app for years, but in the past months has slowly gotten more and more buggy, with an apparent end to support from the developer. 5 stars for such a good run, hate to see it go. Thanks Jim for all of your hard work. On to the official BBC app, for now :)
A Google User
Jul 18, 2014
Good when it works but Consistently fails to load feeds, horribly unreliable and becoming unusable
A Google User
Jul 17, 2014
news from the past news even 7 years old keep bugging the feed