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Your Guide to Historical Birmingham Newspapers

The British Newspaper Archive is an unrivalled resource when it comes to tracing local history. Where else would you find millions of forgotten stories from your street, town or city all documented and ready to be discovered? Take Birmingham for example. The Archive contains over 50,000 pages and and a varied range of titles from the UK’s ‘Second City’ and this guide will show you how to make the most of them. Register now and view Birmingham newspapers for FREE You can

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9 million newspaper pages are now online

Over 400,000 pages were added to The British Newspaper Archive in October, bringing the current total up to more than 9 million pages.   Search the newspapers   83 newspaper titles were added or updated, including Aris’s Birmingham Gazette, the Manchester Mercury and the Drogheda Journal, or Meath & Louth Advertiser. A full list is provided below. The additions included 12 brand new Irish titles, from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Read this blog post about our

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Historic headlines: Great Britain joins World War One on 4 August 1914

Following an ultimatum to withdraw German troops from Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914. Monday 4 August 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of Britain’s involvement in World War One. Front pages from the start of World War One The news that Britain had joined World War One featured prominently in many of the newspapers printed the following day.   Search newspapers from World War One   Here’s a selection of the newspaper

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