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Hot off the press – New Titles week of 19 June

Tempted though we were by the beautiful weather this week, we didn’t shirk our duties to our readers. This week we’ve added 102,418 pages to the Archive.  We’ve added another two brand-new titles this week, bringing the number of newspapers on the site to an impressive 772. Joining the archive this week are the The Catholic Standard and the Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette. Register now and view 3 pages for FREE The Catholic Standard describes itself as An

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Hot off the Press – New Titles 15 June

We had an exciting time this past week, the British Newspaper Archive published its twenty millionth page.   We didn’t rest on our laurels and since our last update on the 8th we have published almost 100,000 new pages on the site. This week we have two brand new titles for you to explore. The Eastern Evening News joins its sister title The Eastern Morning News which we published in our push to twenty million. And The Wigan Observer and District

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Twenty MILLION Pages

The British Newspaper Archive website has just reached another milestone, as page number 20,000,000 was added to the site. An astonishing figure of up to 25,000 pages are now being added to the site each day, and there are now well over 750 historical newspaper titles from the UK and Ireland. The paper that tipped the scales was The Oswestry Advertiser.  Subtitling itself as the North Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Mercury & Journal for the Principality of Wales this paper is

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Hot off the Press – New Titles 8 June

It was a bumper week here at the Archive with the addition of 202,825 new pages!  You can keep up to date with all the latest additions by visiting the recently added page.  You can even discover what we’re going to add tomorrow! Since our last updated we’ve added 8 brand new titles.  This week’s additions will be of particular interest to those in search of news of Aberdeenshire, Yorkshire and the Isle of Wight.  You can learn more about

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Our Special Sports Newspapers

Fred Perry at the French Open in 1935

Sports news is a staple of any newspaper.  And you will find sports news in all of our newspapers.  We also have eleven titles dedicated specifically to sport.  Whether your interests run to cricket, horse racing, athletics, or football we have the newspaper for you!  We have sporting titles from England, Ireland, and Scotland dating from 1823 to 1957. Get 20% off a month’s access Each sports title has its own title page. Title pages give you details about the

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Gardens Through The Year

                      In 1979 The Illustrated London News published a series of artworks illustrating gardens throughout the year.  This delightful series showcased gardens and artists alike.  Click on the images to enlarge and enjoy interpretations of famous gardens such as Kew and Kensington from artists such as Martin Leman and Katy Sleight.  

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New Titles this Month! May

This month we are excited to bring four new titles to the British Newspaper Archive.  Among the new titles are the Willesden Chronicle, published in London and the Warrington Guardian, published in Cheshire.  The Archive now holds over 19.5 million pages of historic newspapers dating from the early 1700s to the early 2000s! Click on each of the titles below to learn more about the newspaper and read a Sample Issue for FREE. Willesden Chronicle 326 issues, 2650 pages Warrington

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New Titles this Month! April

This month we are excited to bring five new titles to the Archive.  Among the new titles are extensive runs of The Rugby Advertiser and John Bull.  Also joining the archive this month were new titles for Antrim in Ireland, West Yorkshire and Norfolk.  The Archive now holds over 19 million pages of historic newspapers dating from the early 1700s to the early 2000s! Click on each of the titles below to learn more about the newspaper and read a

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Gardening in Springtime

The newspapers in our collection are full of gardening advice from across the centuries.  In this series of posts we will explore flower and vegetable gardening from the early 1700s to the 1950s. Join us as we discover forgotten varieties and perennial favourites.  We will share hints and tips from bygone ages, some of which may be worth reviving, and others which are better left untried. April Showers In April we can give into impatience and declare it Spring in

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New titles this month! March

March has been a great month at the Archive.  We have added eight brand new titles this month including the Rutland Echo and Leicestershire Advertiser.  In bringing online a newspaper for England’s smallest county we now have a newspaper for every county in England.  And we won’t stop there.  Our England collection will continue to grow. And watch this space for similar ‘country completion’ announcements. This month we are particularly pleased to announce the addition of issues from the 1850s

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