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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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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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