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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 we welcome to The Archive a host of new Coventry newspapers, alongside new titles from Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, all helping to make up 91,584 brand new pages being brought to you this week. That’s not all, over the last seven days we’ve been updating our existing titles from across England, Scotland, and even Canada. From Eastbourne to Edinburgh, from Hartlepool to Horsham, from Morpeth to Motherwell, we’ve updated sixteen of our existing titles from our collection. Read on

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are celebrating reaching a milestone of 70 million pages all now available to search, having added a remarkable 783,245 brand new pages over the last seven days alone. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve added the wonderful Farnworth Chronicle, a lively Lancashire newspaper, to our collection this week, with updates to our holdings from across the United Kingdom. So read on to discover more about our new and updated titles of the week, and

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have added 44,391 brand new pages to our collection, as we remember the daring escape of German aviator Gunther Plüschow from a prisoner of war camp in Britain on 4 July 1915. Plüschow then made it back to Germany, the endeavour making him the only German combatant in either World War to successfully escape and return home. Meanwhile, we have added three brand new newspapers from three different counties, from Derbyshire, Bedfordshire and Leicestershire

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The 12 Most Romantic Marriage Proposals From Our Archive

It’s the most romantic time of the year, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’ve selected twelve of the most romantic marriage proposals from our Archive. From wartime proposals, to engagements formed at the opera, our newspapers showcase romance from across the ages. So without any further ado, let’s launch into our list of the twelve most romantic marriage proposals from our newspapers, beginning in 1898 and going all the way up to the 1960s. Register now and explore the Archive

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are delighted to have reached another landmark, having passed 59 million pages in total over the past seven days alone. We have added 312,002 brand new pages, with a trio of exciting specialist titles joining us, one of which covers in illustrated detail the First World War, as well as adding a range of new titles from across England and Scotland, from Carluke to Chester, from Bolton to Nottingham. We’ve also updated 82 of our existing titles this week. So

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Twenty Incredible Pictures of Women’s War Work From Our Newspapers

When war broke out in August 1914, and again in September 1939, women across the United Kingdom played a pivotal role in the war effort, taking on jobs that we previously seen as the preserve of men. By July 1916 it was estimated that 750,000 women across Britain had taken up ‘war work,’ working in heavy industries and in munitions factories, working as drivers, as well as nurses and as doctors. This represented a seismic shift in the way that women

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Understanding the 1919 Race Riots in Britain Through Our Newspapers

In the aftermath of the First World War, severe competition for jobs, especially in the ports of the United Kingdom, became widespread. Alongside this competition, a new awareness of Britain’s Black and minority ethnic population arose, fuelling the perception that such so-called ‘foreigners’ were stealing the scarcely available jobs. This toxic atmosphere would ultimately lead to the race riots of 1919, which began in January and lasted until August of that year. Violence broke out in cities across the United

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have added 46,718 brand new pages to our collection, with three brand new newspaper titles joining us in all. Two of our new titles illuminate the pan-Africanism movement of the early twentieth century, telling the story of the struggle against British colonial rule. Meanwhile, our new title of the week hails from London’s East End. So read on to discover more about our new and updated titles of the week, as well as to find out about Cecilia Amado Taylor, a

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week the Caribbean is calling us here at The Archive, as we have five brand new titles from Jamaica, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago joining us, which augment our collection of international titles. These titles help to tell the often confronting story of the British Commonwealth, chronicling the rise, the rule and the decline of the British Empire. Meanwhile, we have added 69,589 brand new pages to our collection this week, with the further addition of two brand new Irish titles. So read on to discover more

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