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British Newspaper Archive

What is it?

An archive of digitised local newspapers from across the UK, ideal for family or local history research.  It includes the following local papers:

Beeston Gazette and Echo 1913-1938,1940
Football News (Nottingham)1891-1896, 1898-1914
Football Post (Nottingham)1950-1980
Hucknall Morning Star and Advertiser 1889-1896,1898-1913
Mansfield and Sutton Recorder1981-1999
Mansfield Reporter 1859, 1878-1894, 1913-1927, 1937
Newark Advertiser1910, 1912, 1931-1957, 1987-1992, 1859-1968, 1987-1999
Newark Herald1873-1949
Nottingham and Midland Catholic News 1908-1911,1913-1934
Nottingham and Newark Mercury 1827-1852
Nottingham Evening Post1878-1895, 1899-1959,1961-1966,1968,1970-1973,1984-1986,1988-1993,1995
Nottingham Gazette, and Political, Literary, Agricultural & Commercial Register for the Midland Counties1813-1815
Nottingham Guardian 1962
Nottingham Journal1811-1812, 1821, 1823, 1827-1876, 1878-1888, 1890-1891, 1893, 1895, 1898-1910, 1912-1950, 1953
Nottingham Recorder 1981-1988,1990,1991,1993-1995
Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties1818-1819, 1825, 1827-1852
Retford and Worksop Herald and North Notts Advertiser1889-1897, 1899-1929
Retford, Gainsborough & Worksop Times 1877,1880,1889,1890,1896,1908,1910,1955,1964-1966,1968-1971,1978,1979,1981-1986,1988-1996
Retford, Worksop, Isle of Axholme and Gainsborough News 1874,1875,1877,1888-1891
South Notts Echo 1919-1923,1927-1939,1946-1962
Stapleford and Sandiacre News1919-1986, 1988-1993,1995,1996,1998
West Bridgford Advertiser 1915-1930
West Bridgford Echo1929-1939

Where can I access it?

On any computer in Nottingham City Libraries.

How do I use it?

Create a free account by clicking the green Register button at the top of the page.  This allows you to bookmark articles you find, for future reference.  You need an email address to do this – if you don’t have one, library staff can help you set one up.

You need to sign in to your account before performing a search, using the green Sign-in button, otherwise you can’t view articles.

Basic keyword search from the homepage, browse using the options below the search bar or select ‘Advanced Search’ on the right-hand side of the search box to include multiple search terms or limit by date, geography, publication title or article type.

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Finding help or further information

Click HELP in the toolbar at the top of the website and scroll down to the Knowledge Base to search the help section for information about how to use British Newspaper Archive.

You can also contact our Local Studies team for more help with researching your Nottingham ancestors or any aspect of local history by emailing localstudies.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.