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#1918Newspapers

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 142,316 new pages to The Archive. We have published five brand new titles, including a brand new sporting title The Referee, with the other new titles covering the counties of Cumbria and Gloucestershire. Our new sporting title, The Referee, features commentary and results for a plethora of sports, including swimming, gymnastics, racing and football. With editions spanning the latter half of the Victorian era, The Referee chronicles one of sport’s greatest rivalries, the Test cricket series contested between England and Australia. Known

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#RoyalWeddings recap

Elizabeth and Philip

With Prince Harry’s wedding underway today, we’re sharing all our posts from this past week’s #RoyalWeddings theme. (With a few extras thrown in!) Enjoy! Tickets for royal weddings are nothing new, as we see from this notice about the wedding of the Princess Royal to the Prince of Orange in 1734 A description of George III’s German bride in 1761 Her Majesty is of middle stature, at present rather what may be called short than tall, but as she is

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This week we have added 69,017 new pages to The Archive. We have published five brand new titles and added pages to six existing titles. Our new titles this week cover the counties of Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. The Archive now has eleven titles covering Gloucestershire, twelve covering Oxfordshire and eight for Bedfordshire. We have added pages to the fascinating Music Hall and Theatre Review. This newspaper offers an intriguing glimpse into the world of Victorian entertainment. Discover the Babylon

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Crime, Court and Police Newspapers

Crime stories have filled newspapers since the seventeenth century.  From sensational murders to notices seeking the return of stolen property, you will find stories relating to crime in all of our newspapers. While crime-related news can be found in almost every title, we do hold several newspapers dedicated to crime and punishment. Title Years County Courts Chronicle 1847-1870, 1885-1896 Illustrated Police Budget 1899 Illustrated Police News 1867-1874, 1876-1890, 1892-1938 Police Gazette 1773-1776, 1829, 1858, 1880, 1898, 1916-1918 Poor Law Unions’

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This week we have added 122,131 new pages to The Archive. We have published four brand new titles and added pages to eight existing titles. Our new titles this week cover the counties of Cheshire, Dorset, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and West Sussex. Adding to our Dorset collection is the Bournemouth Graphic, an illustrated journal covering news from the southern counties of Dorset and Hampshire. With added pages covering the early twentieth century, the paper captures all the glitz and the glamour of the

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Hot off the press – new titles this week

This week we have added 121,443 pages to The Archive.  We now have over 25 MILLION pages in The Archive!  This week we have added four brand new titles, and added tens of thousands of pages to fourteen existing titles. This week we have published new titles for the counties of Sussex, West Sussex and Dorset in England.  For Scotland we have published an extensive run of the Forres, Elgin and Nairn Gazette, Northern Review and Advertiser, this paper offers

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Hot off the press – new titles this week

This week we have published 21,349 pages to The Archive.  We have published six brand new titles and added pages to four existing titles.   This week we have added brand new papers for the counties of Dorset, West Sussex and Cheshire in England, and an important political newspaper for Ireland. With the addition of the Bournemouth Guardian, The Christchurch Times and the Southern Times and Dorset County Herald The Archive now holds nine newspapers for Dorset.  Our coverage for the

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Hot off the press – new titles this week

This week we added 68,504 pages to The Archive. We have added four brand new titles, and added to six existing titles. Joining The Archive for the first time this week are papers for Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire in England. We have added over thirty years to the Leicester Daily Post, this papers joins seven others published in Leicester. Our earliest title for the city dates to 1813, and the latest to 1950.  News for Leicestershire can also be found in the Rutland Echo

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Hot off the Press – new titles added this week

This week we added 83,018 pages to The Archive.  We have added seven brand new titles and additional years to over twenty existing titles.  We have added new issues to newspapers from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland this week.  Our new titles come from Leicestershire, Oxfordshire and West Yorkshire in England; Armagh in Ireland, and the historic counties of Breconshire and Radnorshire in Wales, which are now in the county of Powys. Alongside our new county papers we have added

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