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BBC News Alerts

This page explains how to receive alerts from the BBC to keep you in touch with the latest breaking news. We offer Breaking News alerts via the News website, the News App, Email and Twitter.

Breaking News alerts on the News website

Whenever you come to the BBC News website on a tablet or computer, you'll get notified of the latest breaking news in the 'breaking news banner' which automatically appears at the bottom of your browser window.

The banner will disappear when you click on it, dismiss it or visit another page.

Add BBC Breaking News alerts to your News app

Push notifications are available to users of smartphones and tablets who download the BBC News App, allowing you to receive breaking news alerts. When a push notification is received it will pop up on your screen similar to a text message, regardless of whether or not the app is open at the time. Depending on your settings the alert may also be accompanied by a sound. Tapping the notification will load the corresponding story in the app when it is available. Full details on how push alerts work are available for iPhone and iPads and Android.

You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from BBC News in your device's 'Notifications' screen.

Subscribe to Twitter alerts

On Twitter, we offer a breaking news account which you can follow and receive breaking news alerts as they happen. To subscribe login or register with Twitter and then follow @BBCBreaking.