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Crewe Chronicle

The Crewe Chronicle, originally known as the Crewe and Nantwich Chronicle, is a UK weekly newspaper first published on 21 March 1874.

Derby Trader

The Derby Trader was the UK’s first free newspaper, founded in 1966 by Lionel Pickering and Tony Mather, who became its first editor.

Grub Street

Once a London street famous for its low-end publishers and hack writers, Grub Street has become a pejorative term for impoverished writers and works of low literary value.

Manchester City News

Manchester City News was a weekly local newspaper; the first edition went on sale on 2 January 1864, priced at one penny. The newspaper focused largely on commercial and local issues such as meetings of the town council and proceedings in the law courts, but it also included some more general news and book reviews.

Manchester Courier

The Manchester Courier was a daily newspaper founded in Manchester, England, by Thomas Sowler; the first edition was published on 1 January 1825. Alaric Alexander Watts was the paper’s first editor, but remained in that position for only a year …

Manchester Examiner

The Manchester Examiner was a newspaper based in Manchester, England, founded in about 1845. It was intended as a vehicle to promote the idea of Manchester Liberalism, but financial problems, led to its demise in 1894, when it was absorbed by the Empire News …

Manchester Times

The Manchester Times was a weekly newspaper published in Manchester, England, from 1828 to 1922, known for its free-trade radicalism.

Penny dreadful

Penny dreadfuls, or penny bloods, were cheap popular serial literature produced during the 19th century, typically a story published in weekly parts, each costing a penny.

Roy of the Rovers

Roy of the Rovers is a British comic strip about the life and times of a fictional footballer named Roy Race, who played for Melchester Rovers.

Sunny Stories

Sunny Stories was a British children’s magazine published by George Newnes and intended to appeal to both boys and girls. It began as Sunny Stories for Little Folk in 1926, edited and written by Enid Blyton, although she was only credited as the editor.

The Daily Courant

The Daily Courant, first published on 11 March 1702, was the first British daily newspaper.

The Pall Mall Gazette

The Pall Mall Gazette was an evening newspaper launched in London on 7 February 1865. It introduced such techniques as investigative journalism into British journalism, along with other innovations.

The Schoolgirl

The initial incarnation of The Schoolgirl, a story paper for girls, was published by Shurey’s Publications of London.

The Schoolgirls’ Own

The Schoolgirls’ Own was a British weekly story paper aimed at girls. Published by Amalgamated Press, it was launched in February 1921 and ran for 798 issues until May 1936.

The Servant’s Magazine

The Servant’s Magazine was published monthly in England from 1838 until 1869. Priced at one penny, its mission was to provide “improving reading for servant girls”.

Women’s Suffrage Journal

The Women’s Suffrage Journal was a magazine founded by Lydia Becker and Jessie Boucherett in 1870, and focused on news of events affecting women’s lives.