Newsplan in the East Midlands and East of England

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Access the Newsplan database

Some of the country’s oldest newspapers have been published in the East Midlands region. Newsplan was a major project to preserve, list and microfilm the historic runs of local newspapers held in the regions and in the national library collection.

The Newsplan East Midlands group brought together the libraries across the East Midlands and East of England to work in close co-operation to deliver the Newsplan project.

Through this website, you can search for a newspaper title, for newspapers connected with a particular town or county, or to find out what newspapers were published in a particular year in the East Midlands and East Anglia region.

Additional historic newspapers available through public libraries

Some East Midlands and East of England libraries subscribe to the 19th Century British Newspaper database and also the British Newspaper Archive.

Please note: NEWSPLAN databases list permanent collections of historic newspapers kept in local public libraries or archive offices, for purposes of research or interest. This is not a complete listing of newspaper titles currrently in print. In addition, some East Midlands newspaper titles may only be held at the British Library and not held locally. For information about current newspaper publications try Willings Press Guide in the reference section of your local public library.