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BBC News Topics Scraper

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Use this BBC Scraper to collect news articles from BBC Topics such as News,Business, Innovation etc. Extract headlines, authors, publication dates, and article content. Download data in various structured formats.
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What is BBC Topics Scraper and how does it work?

BBC Scraper is a web scraping tool that enables you to extract news article data from the BBC Topics such as News,Business, Innovation etc. This tool helps you gather detailed information about news articles, including headlines, authors, publication dates, and content.


How to use BBC Topics Scraper:


  1. Enter Search Queries or URLs: Input the search queries or article URLs from BBC that you want to scrape.
  2. Run Scraper: Paste the links to the desired web pages into the Job configurator and run it.
  3. Extract Data: The scraper will collect headlines, authors, publication dates, and article content.
  4. Download Data: The extracted data can be downloaded in various structured formats.


Why scrape BBC Articles?

Scraping BBC articles can help you:

➡️ Monitor news trends and topics.

➡️ Analyze media coverage and journalistic content.

➡️ Enhance your content strategies with up-to-date news information.


How many results can you scrape with BBC Scraper?

BBC Scraper can return a large number of news articles based on the search queries or URLs. The exact number of results may vary depending on the input parameters. Conducting a test run is recommended to determine the output for your specific needs.


How much will scraping BBC Articles cost you?

The cost of scraping will depend on the volume of data and the frequency of scraping. Each BBC link will cost you a 10 credits with web browser rendering and 1 credit without web browser rendering.


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Sample output from BBC Scraper



{
    "type": "main",
    "topic_name": "Europe",
    "sections": [
        {
            "type": "section",
            "section_name": "Section without title - virginia",
            "headers": [
                {
                    "type": "header",
                    "title": "Suspect charged with attempted murder of Slovak PM Fico",
                    "url": "https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cn0w0qpp9ggo",
                    "snippet": "Robert Fico's condition is still \"very serious\" after he was shot several times on Wednesday.",
                    "tags": [
                        "Europe"
                    ],
                    "last_updated": "3 hrs ago",
                    "attachments": {
                        "type": "image",
                        "url": "https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/05a7/live/bfc245e0-137b-11ef-9d53-33bd5ef92b61.jpg.webp",
                        "alternate_text": "A person is detained after shooting incident of Slovak PM Robert Fico",
                        "xpath": "/html[1]/body[1]/div[2]/div[1]/main[1]/article[1]/section[1]/div[1]/div[2]/div[1]/div[1]/div[1]/div[1]/a[1]/div[1]/div[1]/div[1]",
                        "stream_position": 190029
                    },
                    "related": null,
                    "xpath": "/html[1]/body[1]/div[2]/div[1]/main[1]/article[1]/section[1]/div[1]/div[2]/div[1]/div[1]/div[1]/div[1]/a[1]",
                    "stream_position": 189812
                }
            ],
            "xpath": "/html[1]/body[1]/div[2]/div[1]/main[1]/article[1]/section[1]",
            "stream_position": 189227
        }
    ],
    "xpath": "/html[1]",
    "stream_position": 15
}

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