The News Headline system is now active

As visitors may have noted, the news headline system is now online. And for the first time, it is running unattended with no manual intervention in creating these headlines. The software automatically enters the headlines four times daily - and it uses RSS feeds for the collection of headlines.  Most of the links come from google feeds, and we have included PIB News, and defence blogs like Livefist are being monitored.

There are some quirks in how this is currently working. If you go directly to the news archives page, you will see some duplication  - this is because Google keeps changing the links from the feed URLS even though the articles remain the same.

A tip of the hat to Mathias who helped us with the News article links component for our portal.