Archive for the “Press Releases” Category

Online Newspaper Archive Celebrates Its First Birthday

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

- Later today, the British Newspaper Archive will reach the 6 million page mark on its first birthday The British Newspaper Archive celebrates its first birthday today, as it nears the 6 million page milestone. With a target of 40 million fully-searchable pages by 2021, this 10-year project is the biggest digitisation of newspapers to […]

The Day When the US Tax Authorities Found Al Capone ‘Touchable’

Posted on November 15th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

With tax evasion and avoidance in the UK news so much at the moment, we thought readers would be interested in reading this BNA press release based on two stories in the Archive about the trial of Al ‘Scarface’ Capone for tax evasion. ********************************** In 1931, the penalty in the US for tax evasion was […]

Great flood of London – eight people killed as wave of beer swept through London’s streets

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The ‘Evening Standard’ published a news story from the British Newspaper Archive this week about a tragedy that took place in London in October 1814, when 8 people were drowned by a wave of beer in the Tottenham Court Road. We thought that people might like to read this story, so we’ve posted it below. […]

Online Newspaper Archive Passes the 5 Million Page Mark

Posted on May 31st, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The biggest digitisation of newspapers to take place in the UK The British Newspaper Archive website has just reached another milestone, as page number 5,000,000 was added to the site at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk. With a target of 40 million pages by 2020, this 10-year project is the biggest digitisation of newspapers to take place in the […]

The British Newspaper Archive – Launch Press Release (29/11/2012, 00:01)

Posted on November 29th, 2011 by Amy

  29 November 2011 Murder, mania and a leech-powered weather machine: up to 4 million pages of historical newspapers now searchable online at britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk –    Unparalleled access to a treasure trove of stories –    Up to 4 million pages from the British Library’s newspaper collections –    Will transform family history research The […]