1970s News | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This week we’ve focused on updating five existing titles.  We added 112,400 pages to The Archive this past week.  Our most notable addition was twelve years to the Daily Mirror.

This week’s additions to the Daily Mirror bring this iconic title up to 1979.  The 1970s were the heyday of the tabloid.  Physically smaller than broadsheets, tabloids had emerged after the Second World War and established themselves throughout the 1950s and 60s as an alternative to a formal, middle-class press.  Tabloids were characterised by their bold headlines and focus on sensational news-stories.

The 70s were the decade of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, the death of Elvis, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, Star Wars (of both the cinematic and political variety), Margaret Thatcher‘s leadership of the Conservative Party and becoming Prime Minister, and new currency, when the UK changed from pounds, shillings, and pence, to a decimal system of pounds and pence.

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You can learn more about each of the titles we have added to this week by clicking on their names. On each paper’s title page you can read a FREE sample issue, learn more about our current holdings, and our plans for digitisation.


Years added
Aberdeen Press and Journal 1968, 1976
Daily Mirror 1964, 1969-1979
Hereford Times 1877
North & South Shields Gazette and Northumberland and Durham Advertiser 1849
Shields Daily Gazette 1906


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