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Our Newspapers & Breaking The News at The British Library

From April this year our long-term partner the British Library has been home to a fantastic exhibition – Breaking the News – which investigates the ‘big questions about the news we consume.’ Exploring how the news shapes the world around us, the exhibition combines different news mediums from five centuries, from radio to television, from pamphlets to newspapers, as well as using objects and artefacts from the British Library’s extensive collection. Book your tickets for the Breaking the News exhibition here And

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We’ve Reached 50 Million Pages – Celebrating 50 Fantastic Things About The Archive

Today we have reached a landmark of 50 million pages all now available to search on the British Newspaper Archive. That’s 50 million pages of news stories that span four centuries, from 1699 to 2009, that come from the United Kingdom and Ireland, and beyond. And we’re not stopping here – we plan to add millions more pages over the coming weeks, months and years. When the British Newspaper Archive was launched in partnership with the British Library in November 2011 a goal of

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have been busy adding 264,361 brand new pages to The Archive, with 22 brand new titles added over the past seven days. We’ve added 6 new titles from Scotland, as well as 5 brand new titles from England, and a wonderful 11 new titles have joined us this week as part of the ongoing Heritage Made Digital project in partnership with the British Library. So from Redditch to Rutherglen, from society gossip to society reform, this week’s offerings at The Archive offer a splendid array of both locations and

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been busy adding another 174,440 brand new pages for you to explore, with the addition of eleven historic new titles to our collection. Meanwhile, we have updated 30 of our existing titles, adding thousands of pages from Liverpool to Lincolnshire, as well as updating pages to some of our sporting and industrial titles. So read on to discover more about all of our new and updated titles of the week, and also to find out more about the beerhouse,

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Hot off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been busy adding an incredible 167,444 brand new pages to our collection, with nineteen new titles added in all. And this week’s new titles have an especially Scottish theme, with a lucky thirteen new titles added from Scotland alone over the past seven days. Meanwhile, we have added six historic London titles, digitised as part of the British Library’s Heritage Made Digital programme, and updated fifteen of our existing newspaper titles, including pages from Wales and the 1700s. So read on to discover about

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

Over the past seven days at The Archive we have added 117,702 brand new pages, with eleven brand new newspaper titles joining us over this period alone. We have added three new local titles (from Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire and Kent respectively), with eight of our new titles this week coming from the British Library’s Heritage Made Digital programme. So read on to discover more about all of our new newspapers of the week (which include amongst them four Victorian illustrated papers), as well as to find

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been busier than ever, as we have added 294,076 brand new pages to our collection. This includes eleven brand new titles, with our new publications covering the counties of Kent, Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridge, and Suffolk, as well as London. Meanwhile, we have updated 36 of our existing titles – so read on to discover about all of our updates and new additions of the week, and also to find out more about Captain Matthew Webb, who on 25 August 1875

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week The Archive has added 179,184 pages, including 13 brand new titles and additions to 26 existing titles.  Amongst the additions are thousands of pages that are now available to read for free.  You will find newspapers focused on the mining industry, shipping, potteries and more. Continue reading to explore more of our latest released. Register now and explore the Archive Our first new title of the week is the world famous Liverpool Journal of Commerce. This daily newspaper, which was established in

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Free To View Pages on The British Newspaper Archive

In partnership with the British Library, the British Newspaper Archive features 1 million free to view newspaper pages as part of its collection. A great way to get started with your research, and to begin to explore historic newspapers and their stories, all you need to do is register a free account with us to access the free to view pages. Register now to explore FREE pages Once you’ve registered, you can explore 150 different newspaper titles, which span the years 1720 to

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Introducing Free to View Pages on the British Newspaper Archive

Following the extension of our successful partnership with the British Library, we are delighted to announce that millions of pages will be made free to view on the British Newspaper Archive, with one million of these free to view pages made available today. Register now to explore FREE pages Working together over the past decade to provide the largest online collection of British newspapers, the British Newspaper Archive now hosts over 48 million pages in total, with a remit that extends beyond Britain

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