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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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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

We’re starting this week off with a bang as we have added 218,828 brand new pages to The Archive, as we investigate the 1964 ‘Battle of Pier Gap,’ in which mods and rockers clashed in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Meanwhile, we’ve added one brand new title to The Archive, the East Essex Advertiser and Clacton News, as well as making extensive updates to our existing titles from across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. From Croydon to Clacton, from South Bank to South

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been topping up our tabloid titles, with extensive updates to newspapers like the Daily Record and The People over the last seven days. Moreover, we have added 246,756 brand new pages to our collection over the past week, with new pages joining our newspapers from Accrington to Airdrie, from Retford to Rutherglen, from South Wales to Southall. So read on to discover which of our 55 existing titles we have updated, and also

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are treating you to two new newspapers from the North West, as we have added 189,566 brand new pages to our collection over the last seven days. Meanwhile, from Coventry to Croydon, from Leicester to Liverpool, from Westminster to Widnes, we have updated 28 of our existing titles from across the United Kingdom. So read on to find out more about our new North West duo of newspapers, as well as to discover which

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been busy adding new pages from Bracknell to Bristol, from Cambridge to Chester, from Newcastle to Nottingham, from Scunthorpe to Staffordshire. In fact, we’ve added 134,187 brand new pages to our collection this week, covering over 170 years of headlines, from 1821 all the way through to 1997. We’re delighted to announce that two brand new titles have joined us over the past seven days, and they hail from Nottingham and from Somerset

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‘Man Walks On The Moon’ – 10 Front Pages From 21 July 1969

On 20 July 1969, two American astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed on the moon, thus becoming the first two humans ever to walk on the lunar surface. These first steps were watched by an estimated audience of 650 million viewers worldwide, as the Apollo 11 mission became a veritable global media sensation. But how was the moon landing reported on by the British media? As part of space and the stars month here at The Archive, we have collated

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‘Persons of the Worst Possible Character’ – The Story of the Kray Twins as Told By Our Newspapers

On Tuesday, October 24, 1933, between 8 o’clock and 8.10 p.m., Mrs. Violet Kray, wife of Charles Kray, dealer, gave birth to twin boys in their little two-up two-down house in Stean-street, Hoxton…These boys were later to create an empire formed by fear, extortion, protection, torture and finally, murder. This March 1969 Daily Mirror article of course refers to the Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, the most notorious British criminals of the 1960s. Feted by celebrities, chased by authorities, the Kray twins were

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‘Vive La Miniskirt!’ – Celebrating One of Fashions Greatest Revolutions

When the miniskirt first burst onto the fashion scene in the early 1960s, its presence was divisive. Immediately, many women took to it, but others were not so sure, wondering whether it was just a passing fad. But the miniskirt was to become a symbol of the 1960s, from embodying ‘Swinging London’ to representing the greater emancipation it afforded to women – sexual, social and moral. And so, in this special blog, using newspapers taken from The Archive, we will

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Ten Television Series That Shaped the 1960s

This September at The Archive we will be taking a look at all things 1960s, from the culture of a decade that changed everything – fashion, music, film – to its key events and figures. And in this special blog we will be looking at the ten television series that we believe shaped the decade. At the beginning of the 1960s, three quarters of the population of Britain had a television. By 1964, only four years later, that number was

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Hippies in Piccadilly – The Events of September 1969

In September 1969, 144 Piccadilly, a mansion in London’s fashionable West End, was taken over by a group of hippies who called themselves the London Street Commune. Over several days, the hippies barricaded themselves in the mansion, and resisted attempts to remove them, in what became known as the Battle of Piccadilly. Hippies occupy Endell Street School, Holborn | Illustrated London News | 4 October 1969 In this special blog, we look at how the newspapers of the time reported on this

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