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Hot Off The Press – New Additions This Week

We’ve added 210,632 historical newspaper pages to the Archive in the last seven days.  The latest additions include one brand new title – North Star and Farmers’ Chronicle. This Scottish paper was founded in 1893 and still exists today, now simply known as North Star. The paper mainly covers the old county of Ross & Cromarty taking in the towns of Dingwall, Tain, Alness and Invergordon. 835 issues of North Star and Farmers’ Chronicle, containing over 6,400 pages have been released spanning the years 1895-1903 and 1905-1911.

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We found history’s most heroic hounds in celebration of National Pet Day

In celebration of National Pet Day, the world’s first holiday dedicated to man’s best friend, we have been searching through the archive for examples of incredible canines throughout history. Search the newspapers From daring rescuers to lovable rogues, we have put together a selection of magnificent mutts whose remarkable stories are guaranteed to warm the hearts of even the most determined cat lovers. Swansea Jack Swansea Jack was a black retriever with a longish coat who lived with his owner, William Thomas, near the

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Your newspaper discoveries: Court cases, suicide and an obituary

Alex Daley got in touch this month to tell us about the fascinating information he’s uncovered in the Hastings and St Leonards Observer. What have you found in the newspapers? Email press@britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk to let us know! ************** As a self-confessed social and family history buff I was delighted to be asked to undertake a research project into the history of my employer, East Sussex law firm Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors, as part of its celebrations to mark its 125th year. Gaby

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