Breaking news alert services

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Keeping in touch with breaking news is easy with breaking news alerts from BBC News.

You can get updates of the biggest national and international events wherever you are through a number of services.


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You can get alerts about the latest events on your computer desktop as part of the BBC Alerts desktop service.

These alerts can be shown as pop-ups or in a scrolling ticker on your computer screen.

Click the link below for more details on how to install it on your machine for free.


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If you have a PC, phone or PDA which can receive emails, you can sign up for the BBC News email alert service.

It's easy to sign up. Click on the link below for more information on how to get set up.


BBC News can send you SMS alerts about major breaking news stories direct to your mobile phone.

Sign up for the service by texting ALERTS START to 82002. You can end your subscription at any time by texting STOP to 82002.

Each text message costs between 10p and 12p, depending on your network and tariff. Only phones on UK networks can sign up.

Subscriber information: The BBC may contact you in the future for your opinions and views on this service. Participation in any user research is at your discretion and you do not have to take part.

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