Manchester City Council

Manchester's thoughts and sympathies

Manchester is sharing its sympathy with the family and friends of Labour MP and Father of The House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman who passed away aged 86.

Sign the online Book of condolence.

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Libraries Historical newspapers

Online

Newspapers available in our online reference library:

  • Manchester Guardian 1821 to 2000 and the Observer 1791 to 2000
  • Manchester Evening News 2001 to present is on Newsbank
  • The Times Digital Archive
  • The British Newspapers Archive holds:
  • Manchester Evening News 1870 to 1871, 1914 to 1917 and 1939 to 1945
  • Manchester Courier 1825 to 1916
  • Manchester Mercury 1752 to 1830 (most issues)
  • Manchester Times 1828 to 1900 

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