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Hot Off the Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 134,662 new pages to The Archive. We have updated five of our existing titles, covering the county of Kent and the city of Liverpool. We have also updated three of our Irish titles, with titles covering the latter half of the twentieth century, and the Evening Herald (Dublin) now covering the twenty-first century, with pages added for 2001. Our Irish collection of newspapers is now 157 titles strong. You can discover the full list of titles here.

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Hot Off the Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 111,538 new pages to The Archive. We have added one new title – the Witney Express and Oxfordshire and Midland Counties Herald – and updated seven of our existing titles. We have added pages to four of our Irish titles, including the incredibly influential Freeman’s Journal, as well as adding to our Liverpool and Dover titles, and also to the Music Hall and Theatre Review. Our new title this week, the Witney Express and Oxfordshire and Midland Counties Herald, covers

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Hot off the Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 93,790 pages to the Archive. We have added one brand new title to our Irish collection – the Evening Herald (Dublin) – as well as the Berks & Oxon Advertiser to our collection of English titles. In addition to this, we have updated titles covering Liverpool, London and Oxfordshire. We have added the years 1970-1977 to the Liverpool Echo. During the 1960s Liverpool had become famous for being the home of the band that had taken the world by storm,

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Postboxes

Postboxes are magical little things, full of surprises untold. Perhaps you’ll find a letter from a loved one or a package of treats inside. And just like their interior contents, their exterior appearances can also vary widely. We found a lovely spread of different postboxes from around the world. And do you know who we have to thank for even having postboxes in the UK? Read on to discover! (Click images to enlarge.) ‘The bag, which has a metal edging

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Mail train incidents

From its inception to the present day, the transportation and delivery of the Royal Mail has experienced quite the evolution. Its vehicles for transportation have, over the years, made headlines. Sadly, they were not necessarily good headlines to make; from accidents to robberies, our newspapers tell it all. The infamous Great Train Robbery of 1963 received particular attention in the newspapers. The robbery was the largest of its kind, with more than £2 million stolen from a Royal Mail train.

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Hot off the Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 108,648 new pages to The Archive. We have added one brand new title, the Bicester Herald and updated seven of our existing titles, covering the cities of London and Newcastle, and the counties of Cumbria and Oxfordshire. Using such titles as the Westmorland Advertiser and Kendal Chronicle, updated this week on the archive, you can discover local as well as national news. This week, the year 1832 was added to the Westmorland Advertiser and Kendal Chronicle, a year of

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Stationery

One of the best parts of sending mail is in acquiring all your stationery needs. From pens to paper and envelopes to writing desks, there were many stationery items showcased in newspaper adverts over the years. Newspapers could keep their readers abreast on the latest developments in stationery, and the latest in homonym jokes! (Click on an image to enlarge) The latest thing in stationery is an envelope that is its own letter-book. Each envelope is attached by perforations to

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Hot off the Press – New Titles this Week

This week we have added 131,950 new pages to The Archive. We have added ten new titles, which cover London and the counties of Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire and Oxfordshire. We have updated four of our existing titles too, which cover the county of Cumbria. One of our new titles this week is the Norwood News, published thanks to our ongoing partnership with Trinity Mirror, now Reach plc. Editions from the Norwood News span the years 1868 to 1962, and feature local news stories from South

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