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British Library News Datasets

The Library holds a newspaper collection of over 34,000 titles dating from 1619 to the present day, and growing collections of radio, television and web news. The datasets here relate to these collections, either in digital form or hardcopy, and we hope will be useful to explore further or to analyse the collection through its metadata. More datasets will be added over time. Contact us at or on Twitter @BL_newsroom if you have questions, or to let us know how you used our data.

More information on our news collections can be found here:

Digitised newspapers from the British Library are available on, which is free to use on the British Library premises.