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Hot Off The Press – Updated Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have added 73,896 brand new pages, as we count down to a very special milestone. Right now, we have just over 49,800,000 pages in our collection, and we are very excited to be counting down to the landmark figure of 50 million pages. So watch this space for more updates, that will bring us to a wonderful achievement in the very near future. Meanwhile this week we have updated five of our existing titles, with extensive updates to one

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Hot Off The Press – Updated Titles This Week

Over the past seven days at The Archive we have added 199,758 brand new pages to our collection, including updates to 18 of our existing titles from England, Scotland, Wales and beyond. Meanwhile, we have added an amazing 140,396 new pages to our special international title the Civil & Military Gazette (Lahore), which traces its origins all the way back to 1845. Read on to find out more about this newspaper title that helps us to tell the story of India and Pakistan under British colonial

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Our Special International Titles

At the British Newspaper Archive, we have started to digitize international newspapers from the British Library.  These rich titles explore the story of the British Commonwealth, from the time when the sun didn’t set on the British Empire through to states gaining their independence.   At times, the subject of the newspapers brings us face to face with the stark and sometimes inhuman reality of colonialism and the legacy of the British Empire across the world. Below we will explore some

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have added nearly 180 years of historic headlines, with 167,302 brand new pages joining us, spanning the years 1820 all the way through to 1999. We have four very exciting new titles joining us this week too, with additions to our collection of international newspapers, as well as to our Irish and national holdings. Read on to discover more about our new titles, the updates we have made to our existing publications, as well as one of the

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December Headlines from History

Journey to South pole

We have come to the end of the year and for the month of December we are looking across the month at historic events that occurred during the month including the death of a famous musician, an explorer’s achievement, the first woman in Parliament, and the coronation of Napoleon. We do not claim that these are all the noteworthy historical events in December.  If you know of any significant ‘December’ events that you have found in The Archive share them

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