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Keeping tabs on your favourite websites can be a chore as your list of must-visits keeps growing. What's more, it's a waste of time visiting each website, only to discover there's nothing new to read.

But now it's easy to keep track of the latest news without even visiting the website concerned. If the website supports RSS (Really Simple Syndication), you can access its latest articles, normally in the form of headlines and news summaries, delivered to your computer screen via a news reader.

Most regularly updated websites should have a feed available. The feed is a file that tells a news reader about the site's articles and where to find them. You can tell if a site has a feed by looking for a distinctive 'RSS' or 'XML' logo or link.

By building up a list of favourite feeds, you'll soon see the latest stories from multiple websites – from The Times (www.thetimes.co.uk) to Jamie Oliver's diary (www.jamieoliver.com) – direct from your news reader. 

To read the whole article, you simply have to click the headline and you will be transported to the actual website. Our expert tester looked at six news readers and found they all made monitoring news websites and weblogs easier.

Subscribe to Which? RSS feeds

  • For daily consumer news, subscribe to the Which? news RSS feed  here. 

If you have an older web browser you may need to copy and paste this link into your newsreader: http://www.which.co.uk/feeds/reviews/news.xml . 

  • For regular money advice updates subscribe to the Which? money advice RSS feed  here. 

If you have an older web browser you may need to copy and paste this link into your newsreader: http://www.which.co.uk/feeds/advice/money.xml.

  • For regular cars advice updates subscribe to the Which? cars advice RSS feed here. 

If you have an older web browser you may need to copy and paste this link into your newsreader: http://www.which.co.uk/feeds/advice/cars.xml. 

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