MPTIMA - I want important news texted to me.

(Mundane Pointless Thing I Must Ask)
I believe this question is too mundane to ask in GQ.

Does anyone know of a service which sends text messages of important news (like - war in iraq breaks out. Not like - new study shows that eating fast food is unhealthy) to subscribers?

I can access the BBC on my wap phone, but that requires connecting and a bill for the time ‘online’. It would be nice if important news was texted to me instead.
Preferably free.