Top Word Charts

Frequency of words in the headlines of British news sites.
Select the start and end date of the period and the number of top words you want to see.

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Frequency of words in the headlines of British news sites.
Select the start and end date of the period and up to three words that you want to see


The 40 days before the 2020 US election
Announcing a lockdown, then the tier system a month later
"lockdown" in the news between June and November 2020
Announcement of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine


FireDruid scrapes the front-page headlines of the 15 most popular British news sites once every hour (at half past).
The charts show the frequency of words in these headlines after removing common words like "the", "she", "is", etc.

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Excluded Words

The following words are common and their frequencies don't provide insight, therefore they are removed before calculating word frequencies.

000, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, a, about, after, all, also, am, an, and, any, are, as, at, back, bbc, be, because, been, best, but, by, call, can, city, claim, come, could, day, did, discover, do, does, done, during, even, ever, every, everything, first, for, from, gave, get, give, givenday, gives, go, good, got, had, has, have, he, her, him, his, hit, home, how, i, if, in, into, is, it, its, just, know, latest, life, like, live, look, make, man, me, month, more, most, mum, my, need, new, news, newsletter, next, no, not, now, of, off, on, one, only, or, other, our, out, over, people, plan, say, says, see, set, she, should, show, so, some, star, street, subscribe, take, taking, than, that, the, their, them, then, there, these, they, think, this, time, to, top, two, up, us, use, want, was, way, we, week, weekday, well, were, what, when, which, who, why, will, with, woman, work, world, would, year, you, your


FireDruid was created by Ben Kulcsar