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Hot off the press – new titles this week

This week we’ve added 144,026 pages to The Archive and have now over twenty-seven million pages.  This week we’ve added new years to five of our existing titles.   The new additions include more years for The Scottish Referree one of twelve newspapers in our Sports Collection, and more years for The Music Hall and Theatre Review, which was the most recent addition to our Peforming Arts Collection. Also updated this week are the Liverpool Echo for 1989 and 1990, The

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Hot off the press – titles added this week

We added 93,998 pages to the Archive this week.  After our bumper week of 13 brand new titles last week we spent this week consolidating some of our existing titles. We have added multiple years to two of our eleven sports titles, and added years to London, West Yorkshire and Shropshire titles. Register now and view 3 pages for FREE     The Athletic News was founded in 1875 and we currently have a selection of years between 1875 and

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The First English Football Match To Be Mentioned in a Newspaper Report – Sheffield FC v Hallam FC, 29 December 1862

In The British Newspaper Archive we found the first ever English match to be reported in a newspaper – the match between Sheffield FC and Hallam FC at Bramall Lane Cricket Ground on 29 December 1862. Played according to ‘Sheffield Rules’, the match sounds like it might have been a little rough in places, with ‘waistcoats’ being thrown off, as the intensity of the match heightened. It seems that the long interval at half-time also caused some raised eyebrows among

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