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Hot off the press – pages added this week

We’re finishing the year with a bang, this week we reached twenty-three million pages in The Archive, having added 285,684 pages in the past two weeks. This week we’ve added more pages to our Trinity Mirror collection, with significant additions to The Coventry Evening Telegraph and The Coventry Herald.   We hope sports fans will enjoy our additions to Sports Argus which now runs to 1979 and includes coverage of the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final. We continue to add to

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Your Guide to Historical Birmingham Newspapers

The British Newspaper Archive is an unrivalled resource when it comes to tracing local history. Where else would you find millions of forgotten stories from your street, town or city all documented and ready to be discovered? Take Birmingham for example. The Archive contains over 50,000 pages and and a varied range of titles from the UK’s ‘Second City’ and this guide will show you how to make the most of them. Register now and view Birmingham newspapers for FREE You can

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The Dundee Courier reports biting in a football match

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has hit the headlines once again, having been accused of biting an Italian player during last night’s World Cup match. The British Newspaper Archive can reveal that biting isn’t a modern phenomenon in football matches. An article describing Sunderland football team’s experience in Germany has been discovered by one of our customers in a copy of the Dundee Courier from 1913.   100-year-old Dundee Courier reports that ‘biting is allowed’   The Dundee Courier included a shocking report

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