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:
Filter for outdated article appearing in the main feed.
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4.4
User ratings
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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:
Filter for outdated article appearing in the main feed.

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
Apr 1, 2015
Good replacement for BBC News app v3 This app puts a superior front end on the BBC news content. In my opinion, and many others, BBC broke their News app in v3 in Jan 2015. That has a poor layout and heavy emphasis on video. For me the text headlines are the crucial elements of a news app. I'll give this app a fifth star when I can see 10 stories on the opening page rather than 4. Currently it devotes 20% of space to menus, 15% to pictures and offers large or medium text, not small.
A Google User
Mar 28, 2015
Nice Perfect and simple layout. Exactly what I was looking for.
A Google User
Mar 24, 2015
Zoom issues If I zoom in and then exit the app without zooming out it stays that way until I uninstall and reinstall again on my HTC One M7.
A Google User
Mar 21, 2015
Great replacement for dud BBC app. This is the best app I can find to replace the latest official rubbish BBC app and still see BBC news. Fantastic! I would like to see a better widget though to display my chosen topics, but hey, it's still 100 x better than BBC offer - this app developer deserves a bit of licence fee!
A Google User
Mar 19, 2015
Great now it's fixed It was auto super zoom ... 3 words per page. Couldn't adjust it so uninstalled and reinstalled and all good.
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