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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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New titles this month! February

We have added another fourteen brand new titles to the Archive this month. These include eight new titles for Scotland, six of these titles are for counties new to the archive and include coverage of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye. We have also added additional pages for 42 other titles!  The Archive now holds over 18 million pages of historic newspapers from the UK and Ireland. Click on each of the titles

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Take your Family History further with Newspapers

Newspapers are a fabulous source for family historians. You can be confident at least one family member will be named in the pages of newspapers in some capacity. From national stories to local notices newspapers carry details not found in traditional family history sources.  In this blog post learn what these papers have to offer you in your search for your British and Irish ancestors. In our previous blog post, we outlined some of the main uses of newspapers for

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