8 million newspaper pages are now fully searchable

Posted on May 16th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

We’re thrilled to announce that you can now explore 8 million historic newspaper pages online.

That’s double the number that you could search when The British Newspaper Archive launched in November 2011.


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Try your search again

If you’ve tried searching for a person, event or place before without success, it’s well worth trying again now.

Thousands of pages are added every week, so your chance of finding something amazing increases all the time. So far this year, we’ve already added 825,000 new pages to the website.


The 8 millionth newspaper page

We hit our 8 million page milestone while adding editions of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer from 1873.

The newspaper published on Monday 1 September 1873 included this story about an earthquake that was felt in Nottingham:

Earthquake in Nottingham

The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Monday 01 September 1873
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