British Newspaper Archive reaches 8 million pages

8 million newspaper pages online at The British Newspaper Archive

You can now explore 8 million newspaper pages at The British Newspaper Archive ( after the website reached a major milestone on 16th May 2014.

While adding editions of the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Cheshire Observer and The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, the counter on the homepage ticked over to display 8,000,000 pages.

Double the amount available at launch

The amount online has doubled since the website launched with 4 million pages in November 2011. The time period covered now stretches from 1710 – 1954 too, much broader than at launch.

If you’ve tried searching for a person, event or place before without success, it’s well worth trying again now. Visit to try a search for free.

More added all the time

Thousands of pages are added every week, so your chance of finding something amazing increases all the time. 825,000 new pages have already been added so far this year.

You can see a list of the newspaper titles that have been added or updated in the last 30 days at