Local Newspapers & Magazines



Newspapers of Local Interest

General Notes

The first newspapers appeared in the 17th century when the Licensing Act [1662] was repealed.

From around 1750, newspapers spread to larger towns and published national news.

From about 1780, local news – with items such as sales notices, postal information, coach times and destinations – began to appear in the papers.

Halifax has had a selection of monthly, weekly and daily newspapers continuously since 1829

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© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 08:33 /5th March 2018 / mmn13 / 5468

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