300,000 newspaper pages added, including the Daily Mirror

Posted on May 9th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive added 300,000 new pages to the website last month, including six brand new titles.
 
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You can now search editions of the Daily Mirror (the national newspaper), Hamilton Advertiser, The Lancashire Evening Post, The Oxford Times, Perthshire Advertiser and The Shetland Times. A full list of recent additions is provided below.

There’s never been a better time to subscribe to The British Newspaper Archive, especially as you can now access all of these newspapers with our new 1 month subscription for just £9.95.

 

Daily Mirror

 

Aberdeen Evening Express – 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954

Aberdeen Journal – 1844, 1845, 1847, 1848, 1851, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1876, 1886, 1888, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1898, 1903

Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs – 1889

Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – 1800, 1803, 1807, 1808, 1811, 1813, 1863

Birmingham Daily Mail, The – 1914, 1916, 1917

Birmingham Daily Post – 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Birmingham Gazette – 1918

Birmingham Journal – 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1838

Bradford Observer – 1866, 1867

Burnley Express – 1905, 1906

Burnley Gazette – 1902

Cambridge Independent Press – 1871, 1873, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920

Cheltenham Chronicle – 1887, 1930

Chester Chronicle – 1775, 1811

Chester Courant – 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829

Coventry Herald – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907

Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough – 1914, 1915, 1916, 1918

Daily Mirror – 1915

Derby Mercury – 1848

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald – 1862

Dover Express – 1898, 1950

Dublin Evening Mail – 1831, 1833, 1840, 1842

Dundee Advertiser – 1863

Durham County Advertiser, The – 1844

Edinburgh Evening News – 1894

Evening Despatch – 1914, 1916

Evening Telegraph – 1881

Falkirk Herald – 1866

Gloucester Citizen – 1911, 1922

Gloucester Journal – 1793, 1795, 1796

Grantham Journal – 1928

Hamilton Advertiser – 1917, 1918

Hartlepool Mail – 1881

Hastings and St Leonards Observer – 1942, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952

Lancashire Evening Post, The – 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1940, 1944, 1946

Leamington Spa Courier – 1839

Liverpool Daily Post – 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Manchester Courier, and Lancashire General Advertiser – 1898

Morpeth Herald – 1914, 1917, 1918

Newcastle Daily Journal and Courant – 1917

Oxford Times, The – 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870

Perthshire Advertiser – 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917

Portsmouth Evening News – 1938

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – 1865, 1891, 1892

Sheffield Evening Telegraph – 1906, 1908, 1910, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1918

Shetland Times, The – 1872, 1885

Shields Daily Gazette – 1871, 1874

Southern Reporter – 1858, 1928, 1929

Stamford Mercury – 1746, 1829

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette – 1911, 1935, 1936, 1937

Sussex Agricultural Express, The – 1892, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953

Western Gazette – 1876, 1877

Wiltshire Independent – 1836, 1845

Yorkshire Evening Post – 1913, 1942, 1944, 1952

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, The – 1867, 1893, 1909, 1923, 1925

  • Gaz

    BNA Pages Added – The Real Story:

    Dec = 175,000

    Jan = 125,000

    Feb = 200,000

    Mar = 135,000

    Apr = 300,000

    Total = 935,000

    Actual Capacity for 1 Year = 20,000 pages
    a day x 365 days = 7,300,000 pages

    Actual Capacity for 5 months = 3,020,000
    pages

    Actual Performance Achievement for Dec to
    Apr = 30.96% of capacity

    Target = 4,000,000 pages in 1 year
    (1,655,000 for 5 months)

    Actual Performance Achievement for Dec –
    Apr = 56.5% of target

    Total pages quoted 29-11-12 was 6,000,000

    Total pages quoted 21-06-13 was 6,913,016

    Total
    pages quoted 12-05-14 was 7,961,200

    That’s
    just a miserly 1,048,184 pages in the last 11 months!

    That
    is less than 95,300 pages a month and less than 5 days a month at 20,000 pages
    a day :(

    Why
    is the CUSHY target of 4,000,000 pages only 55% of the 7,300,000 pages actual capacity?

    Why
    has the BNA only achieved 56.5% of target ie a deficit of 720,000 pages
    (1,655,000-935,000) over the last 5 months.

    How
    on earth does the BNA expect to reach the promised 4,000,000 pages (333,333
    pages a month) target for 1 year???

    The
    current deficit of 720,000 pages for the last 5 months is equal to more than 2
    months of a 12-month subscription being lost and wasted on top of the 4 months
    that was wasted in 2013 when ZERO new pages were added.

    Why
    has the BNA failed to extend the subscriptions of paying customers by the 6
    months that have been lost and wasted due to the BNA’s failure to deliver?

    Why
    has there been no honest mention of this horrendous failure and what has happened
    to the results of the survey we completed in January?

    Why
    are there virtually no comments from paying customers on the blog?

    • http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ The British Newspaper Archive

      Hi Gaz, the amount we add will fluctuate from month to month and year to year. Our target is to add 40 million pages over 10 years. We hope you enjoy exploring the new additions this month.

      • Gaz

        Excuse me, but who are you and why are you incapable of answering the questions asked? Just out of interest, are you deliberately extracting the urine or are you genuinely clueless? Your own stated target is 4 million pages this year and you have already wasted more than 2 months of our subscription by failing to deliver – on top of the 4 months you wasted in 2013. Why have you failed to extend our subscriptions by 6 months?

  • Bedders

    Stamford Mercury – 1746, 1829, 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945

    Where are the Stamford Mercury issues past 1899?

    Friday 29 December 1899 is the most recent that is accessible

    • http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ The British Newspaper Archive

      Thanks very much for pointing this out, Bedders. We’ll investigate what’s happened.

    • http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ The British Newspaper Archive

      Hi Bedders, we’ve investigated and the post-1899 years are pending at the moment while we get agreement to publish them from the copyright holder. Thank you very much for pointing this out – we’ve updated the list above accordingly.