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To mark the centenary of the armistice that ended fighting during the First World War, throughout 2018, we are tweeting a historical newspaper front page from the same date 100 years ago. We’re delving into the British Newspaper Archive to bring you the daily news as it was reported a century ago, during one of the most momentous years in history. Follow us on Twitter and look for #1918Newspapers to stay up-to-date each day or keep track via our specially-designed tweet wall below.

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 131,666 new pages to The Archive. We have updated six of our existing titles, spanning England, Scotland and Ireland. This week sees updates to the Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal and the Evening Herald (Dublin), as well as additions to the Scottish Referee and the Liverpool Echo. We have also added pages to the Mid Sussex Times, which cover the years 1914-1918. The paper offers a fascinating insight into life on the home front during the First World War. From the spy

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Hot off the press – new titles this week

This week we’ve added 144,026 pages to The Archive and have now over twenty-seven million pages.  This week we’ve added new years to five of our existing titles.   The new additions include more years for The Scottish Referree one of twelve newspapers in our Sports Collection, and more years for The Music Hall and Theatre Review, which was the most recent addition to our Peforming Arts Collection. Also updated this week are the Liverpool Echo for 1989 and 1990, The

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 143,678 pages to The Archive. We have added one new title, the Oxfordshire Weekly News, and we have continued to augment our Irish collection, with updates to three of our Irish titles. We have also added more pages to the Liverpool Echo, with titles now spanning the years 1879 to 1988 for this particular newspaper. We have published titles from the Oxfordshire Weekly News covering the years 1869-1895, and then 1898-1926. The Archive now has sixteen titles covering the county

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 114,026 new pages to The Archive. We have updated three of our Irish titles, and there are also updates to titles covering the city of Liverpool and the county of Gloucestershire. There are additions to one of our Scottish titles, the Peeblesshire Advertiser. This week sees the addition of the year 1890 to our fascinating title the Music Hall and Theatre Review. Offering an intriguing glimpse into the world of Victorian entertainment, issues from 1890 contain delightful coloured

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Guest post: Brain fever kills travelling businessman, by Richard Tisdale

1801 Brain fever kills travelling businessman Sitting in the graveyard of St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury is a curious headstone. It belongs to a man called Benjamin Beach. But it doesn’t contain just the usual religious platitudes you’d expect to find – it tells the story of the poor man’s sad and painful demise at one of the town’s most popular inns. You have to look closely and carefully to read what’s written as years’ of weathering has taken its toll

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Hot Off the Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 134,662 new pages to The Archive. We have updated five of our existing titles, covering the county of Kent and the city of Liverpool. We have also updated three of our Irish titles, with titles covering the latter half of the twentieth century, and the Evening Herald (Dublin) now covering the twenty-first century, with pages added for 2001. Our Irish collection of newspapers is now 157 titles strong. You can discover the full list of titles here.

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Hot Off the Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 111,538 new pages to The Archive. We have added one new title – the Witney Express and Oxfordshire and Midland Counties Herald – and updated seven of our existing titles. We have added pages to four of our Irish titles, including the incredibly influential Freeman’s Journal, as well as adding to our Liverpool and Dover titles, and also to the Music Hall and Theatre Review. Our new title this week, the Witney Express and Oxfordshire and Midland Counties Herald, covers

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Hot off the Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 93,790 pages to the Archive. We have added one brand new title to our Irish collection – the Evening Herald (Dublin) – as well as the Berks & Oxon Advertiser to our collection of English titles. In addition to this, we have updated titles covering Liverpool, London and Oxfordshire. We have added the years 1970-1977 to the Liverpool Echo. During the 1960s Liverpool had become famous for being the home of the band that had taken the world by storm,

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Postboxes

Postboxes are magical little things, full of surprises untold. Perhaps you’ll find a letter from a loved one or a package of treats inside. And just like their interior contents, their exterior appearances can also vary widely. We found a lovely spread of different postboxes from around the world. And do you know who we have to thank for even having postboxes in the UK? Read on to discover! (Click images to enlarge.) ‘The bag, which has a metal edging

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