Appearance and Usability
At first glance, the BBC UK website seems a bit cramped for space. News stories are bunched up together under headings such as ‘Most read’, ‘Most Watched’ and ‘Must See’. Having said that, the site looks elegant and is pretty straightforward and simple to follow, making it appear quite appealing to even the most critical of internet connoisseurs. Incidentally, at the time of writing this review, there is a whole section titled ‘Trump visits UK’ dedicated to President Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K.
Live Headlines and Other Useful Info
A small section at the very top of the homepage displays news headlines as they are happening live. All top stories have useful information such as the number of hours since the story broke out and either the topic of the new story or the region the story originates from. All the latest news from around the world is accessible from the homepage.
Diverse News Topics and Content
The ‘Around the BBC’ section comprises of content from its supplement divisions such as ‘BBC Capital’ (covering latest investment trends and news), ‘BBC Earth’ (concerning the environment and science) and ‘BBC Travel’ (the latest from the world of traveling). The ‘Most Read’ section containing a list of the top 10 most trending news stories and the ‘Long Read’ section comprising of detailed investigative journalism articles are everything a news reader desires in a news website.
Access to BBC TV and Radio
Those looking to access ‘BBC World News TV’ and ‘BBC World Service Radio’ can easily do so from the homepage itself. Apart from watching ‘BBC World News TV’ and listening to ‘BBC World Service Radio’ live, one could also check videos from their favorite programs.
Ideal for Sports Fans
The Sports section allows avid sports fans trapped at work access to ball-by-ball and point-by-point commentary as well as scores of matches that are happening live. A list of sports from A to Z means that followers of lesser known sports have it easier in finding the latest news concerning their sport.
The Share Feature
The share feature enables users to share their favorite news story articles and videos, with their friends and family on any social media platform of their choice.
Enjoy a Personalized Experience
One can also register as a user and create a BBC account that will then enable them to personalize their feed to only accommodate topics that interest/concern them the most.
Overall the BBC.CO.UK website is a great way for the “Average Joe” to stay abreast of the latest news which covers every major topic and region of the world