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Hot Off The Press – New Additions This Week

We’ve added 210,632 historical newspaper pages to the Archive in the last seven days.  The latest additions include one brand new title – North Star and Farmers’ Chronicle. This Scottish paper was founded in 1893 and still exists today, now simply known as North Star. The paper mainly covers the old county of Ross & Cromarty taking in the towns of Dingwall, Tain, Alness and Invergordon.

North Star and Farmers' Chronicle
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835 issues of North Star and Farmers’ Chronicle, containing over 6,400 pages have been released spanning the years 1895-1903 and 1905-1911. This release takes our total coverage for Scotland to over 400,000 pages.

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Updated Titles

As well as our brand new addition to the Archive, we’ve also spent the last week supplementing the coverage of existing papers. 13 newspapers have had extra pages and year coverage added to them – two from Aberdeen in Scotland, two from Ireland (Cork and Sligo) and nine from England. The local and regional English publications hail from Birmingham, Coventry, Cumbria, East Sussex, Kent, Newcastle, Norfolk and Wiltshire.

We’ve also added generously to one of our national newspapers, The Daily Mirror. See below for details on all updated titles and hit their name to explore each one further.

Years added
Aberdeen Press and Journal 1968, 1976
Aberdeen Evening Express 1966, 1979
Birmingham Daily Post 1977
Coventry Herald 1874
Cork Examiner 1911
Daily Mirror 1947-1963
Hastings and St Leonards Observer 1958
Kendal Mercury 1874
Kentish Gazette 1874
Newcastle Journal 1874
Norfolk News 1911
Salisbury and Winchester Journal 1911
Sligo Champion 1911


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You can keep up to date with all the latest additions by visiting the recently added page.  You can even look ahead to see what we’re going to add tomorrow.




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1 comments On Hot Off The Press – New Additions This Week

  • Great that you have the Daily Mirror now, but will your deal with Trinity Mirror also include the Daily Record? This national Scottish newspaper needs to be extended beyond just the war years.

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