Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on 18 February.

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Libraries Historical newspapers

National and international newspapers

We have a number of national and international newspapers on microfilm at Central Library. You can access these in the search room.

Please make a booking for those marked with an *.

National newspapers

  • Athletic News (and Cyclists’ Journal) 1896 to 1931 - Manchester-based weekly covering sports fixtures other than horse racing. Ask in the search room.
  • The Builder, 1843-1853 (also on the Builder index), 1854 to 1919*, 1920-1949 (cabinet 31)
  • Building News, 1859-1922 (also on the Builder index)
  • Charts* (music magazine), 1949 to 1971
  • Daily Express, 1900 to 1999*, 1998 to present is available via Newsbank
  • Daily Graphic (also known as the Daily Sketch), 1948 to 1953 (cabinet 28)
  • Daily Mail*, 1920 to 2001
  • Daily Mirror, 1904 to 2005*, 1992 to present is available via Newsbank
  • Daily Dispatch*, 1900 to 1955 (cabinet 10)
  • Daily Telegraph*, 1920 to 1992
  • Daily Worker*, 1930 to 2004 (renamed Morning Star in 1966)
  • Empire News 1917 to 1960 - Formerly Umpire; re-named Empire News and Sporting Chronicle in 1955. Ask in the search room.
  • Financial Times*, 1919 to 2004
  • The Independent*, 1986 to 2001
  • Melody Maker*, Jan 1986 to Mar 1997
  • New Musical Express*, Mar 1952 to 1971, 1986 to 1998
  • News of the World, 1920 to 1993 Ask in the search room
  • The Observer*, 1922 to 2001 - also available via the Observer (1791-2003)
  • Radio Times, 1923 to 1979 (cabinet 29), 1980 to present - prior booking required for originals. Searchable index covering 1923 to 1990 available on the BBC website
  • Sporting Chronicle*, 1880 to 1983 - Manchester-based daily national, focus on horse racing
  • Sunday Times, 1891-2000*, 1995 to present available via Newsbank
  • The Times*, 1785 to 2009 - also available via the Times digital archive
  • Times Literary Supplement*, 1903 to 2009
  • TV Times*, 1955 to 1993
  • Umpire (and Sporting, Theatrical and General Newspaper) 1884 to 1917 (Re-named Empire News in 1917). Ask in the search room.

International newspapers

  • Irish Times*, 1971 to 1981
  • Irish Independent*, 1971 to 1982
  • New York Times*, 1906 to 2000

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