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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are delighted to welcome two brand new newspaper titles, the Bicester Review and the Warwick Courier, to our collection, as we mark 35 years since the passing of legendary British actor Laurence Olivier on 11 July 1989. Meanwhile, we have added 320,851 brand new newspaper pages in all over the last seven days, whilst from Barnoldswick to Biggleswade, from Kirriemuir to Knaresborough, from Peterborough to Portadown, we’ve updated 21 of our existing titles from

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have achieved an incredible landmark as we have reached over 80 million pages all now available to search. Alongside this wonderful achievement, we have added 425,567 brand new pages in total to our collection over the past seven days, including two brand new titles. Meanwhile, we have updated 20 of our existing titles from across the United Kingdom. So read on to discover more about our two brand new titles of the week, the

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Digging For Victory and Beyond – The History of Allotments

With a history that winds all the way back to Anglo-Saxon and medieval farming practices, the story of allotments in the United Kingdom is as rich as the soil itself. From the General Enclosure Act of 1845, which aimed to give the landless poor an area to cultivate, to the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign in the 1940s, all the way to the allotment renaissance of the 1990s, we will explore the history of allotments, using newspapers sourced from our Archive.

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we are stopping off in sunny Sussex to welcome brand new title the Shoreham Herald to our collection, alongside 111,501 brand new newspaper pages. Meanwhile, from all across the United Kingdom, from Scotland, Northern Ireland and England, we’ve updated ten of our existing titles. So read on to discover more about our new and updated titles of the week, and also to learn about the town of Shoreham’s ties to the early British film industry, when it was

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Lottie Dod – the Youngest Winner of the Ladies’ Singles at Wimbledon

Merseyside-born, Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Dod, is the youngest ever winner of the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship, achieving her triumph in 1887 at the tender age of 15 years and 285 days. She won the singles title a remarkable five times in total, between the years 1887 and 1893. An article in the Sheffield Independent chronicles Lottie’s first ever Wimbledon victory in 1887. About the ladies’ singles there is little to be said – only five entered as against eight last year. Miss

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

Another week here at The Archive and we’re delighted to introduce yet another brand new newspaper title to our collection, Yorkshire’s Pudsey & Stanningley News. The newness does not stop there, however, as we’ve added 206,336 brand new pages to The Archive all together over the last seven days. Meanwhile, from Ballymena to Barnoldswick, from Wolverhampton to Worthing, from Halifax to Hartlepool, we’ve updated 25 of our existing titles from across the UK and Ireland. So read on to discover

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have surpassed ourselves by adding 1,007,483 brand new pages, as we also mark 115 years since the SOS distress signal was first used when RMS Slavonia ran aground in the Azores in June 1909. As well as adding over one million brand new pages to our collection, we’ve added one brand new title, the Spilsby Standard, whilst we have updated 51 of our existing titles from across the United Kingdom. From Biggleswade to Blairgowrie,

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history, which took place in Normandy on 6 June 1944. Meanwhile, we’re celebrating adding 276,831 brand new pages to our collection, with one brand new title, the Hunts County News, joining us over the past seven days. Furthermore, from Carluke to Crawley, from Kirkintilloch to Knaresborough, from Lincolnshire to Lurgan, we’ve added new pages to our existing titles from across the United

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have reached a landmark 78 million pages, as we explore 1995‘s Battle of Britpop, played out between bands Blur and Oasis. We’ve added one brand new title this week, Scottish newspaper the Ellon Times & East Gordon Advertiser, with 441,915 pages added in all over the last seven days. Meanwhile, we’ve updated 26 of our existing titles, from across England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Before we move on to take a look at the

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On The Edge of Fame: Uncover 42 Early Reviews of Britain’s Biggest Music Icons

From the 1950s onwards the United Kingdom has produced many extraordinary music icons in the arenas of pop, rock and more. The rise of these British music icons, both bands and solo artists, is chronicled throughout our newspaper Archive. And so, in this special blog, we’ve delved into our Archive to bring you early reviews of Britain’s biggest bestselling music artists. From Shirley Bassey to Duran Duran, from Kate Bush to the Rolling Stones, we’ve picked 42 music icons to

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