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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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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we’re marking 108 years since daylight saving time was introduced in the United Kingdom, as we welcome 358,368 brand new pages to our collection. We’re delighted to introduce one brand new newspaper to our holdings too this week, which is the Newton and Earlestown Guardian, alongside updates to 30 of our existing titles. From Coleraine to Cumbernauld, from Fife to Fleetwood, from Leven to Louth, we’ve added new pages to titles from across England, Scotland

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are delighted to welcome brand new Scottish sports paper the Sporting Post to our collection, as we welcome a whopping 417,546 brand new pages in total. Meanwhile, from Belfast to Beverley, from Melton Mowbray to Motherwell, from Selkirk to Sleaford, we’ve updated 44 of our existing titles from across the United Kingdom. So read on to discover more about our new and updated titles of the week. We also travel back to the year

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we’ve reached another milestone, as our collection now numbers 77 million pages, and we welcome yet another new newspaper to our holdings, the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. All in all this week we’ve added 272,757 brand new pages, as we use our new title the Peterborough Evening Telegraph to tell the story of the United Kingdom’s first ever victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. Meanwhile, from Buchan to Buckingham, from Halifax to Hemel Hempstead, from Lincolnshire

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Love or Loath It – 54 Years of Eurovision Headlines

May is the month of that major event in Europe’s (and now Australia’s) musical calendar: the Eurovision Song Contest. Love it, loath it, or patiently tolerate it, the Eurovision Song Contest has been making headlines ever since its first competition, held nearly 70 years ago in Lugano, Switzerland. And now, using British and Irish newspapers from our collection, we take a peak into the annals of Eurovision history, assembling headlines from the first ever contest in 1956 all the way

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have added an incredible 304,139 brand new pages to our collection, as well as one brand new newspaper from Northern Ireland, which sheds light on the discovery of Tullylish monastery in County Down. Meanwhile, from Arbroath to Aylesbury, from Belfast to Banbury, from Wolverhampton to Worthing, we have updated 22 of our existing titles from across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. So read on to discover more about our new and updated titles of

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

Over the last seven days at The Archive we have added an incredible half a million brand new newspaper pages, alongside three brand new titles, as we use our new pages to learn more about the closure of Hucknall pit, in Nottinghamshire, in 1986. With 510,410 brand new pages added this week in all, we’ve also updated 23 of our existing titles from across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. So from Ballymena to Belper, from Deeside to Driffield, from Sheffield

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Agricultural Agitation – The 1872 Warwickshire Farm Labourers’ Strike

In 1872 farm labourers in Warwickshire went on strike, in a movement that academic and statesmen Henry Fawcett dubbed to be the ‘most important that as ever taken place among our labourers.’ Echoing such movements in Britain’s industrial towns and cities, this radical rural action would lead to the formation of the National Agricultural Labourers’ Union. In this special blog, using newspapers from the time, we will examine this ground-breaking agricultural action. We will look at how the National Agricultural

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are proud to announce that we have passed another milestone, that of 76 million pages, which are now all available to search as part of our collection. Meanwhile, we’ve added four brand new titles from Aberdeenshire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Yorkshire this week, as a total of 261,211 brand new pages have joined us over the last seven days. As part of our push to hit 76 million pages, we’ve updated 10 of our existing

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we welcome to The Archive a host of new Coventry newspapers, alongside new titles from Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, all helping to make up 91,584 brand new pages being brought to you this week. That’s not all, over the last seven days we’ve been updating our existing titles from across England, Scotland, and even Canada. From Eastbourne to Edinburgh, from Hartlepool to Horsham, from Morpeth to Motherwell, we’ve updated sixteen of our existing titles from our collection. Read on

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