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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are marking Burns Night with the addition of a very special brand new Scottish title the Mearns Leader. Meanwhile, from Ballymena to Biggleswade, from Londonderry to Littlehampton, from Maidstone to Market Harborough, we’ve updated ten of our existing titles from England and Northern Ireland. Furthermore, over the last seven days, we have added over 95,435 brand new pages to our collection of historic newspapers. So read on to discover more about legendary Scottish poet

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Origins and traditions of the New Year

Happy New Year! To celebrate the arrival of the new year, we have pulled together┬ásome newspaper stories about the origins and traditions of the New Year from the Romans to William the Conqueror. New Year’s Date The date that the New Year is celebrated on has changed over the centuries.   New Year Traditions Gift giving was a tradition of the Roman New Year.   Cornishman brings us some popular customs from West Cornwall.   A curious New Year’s tradition

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