Google Custom Search for English Newspapers

Phil Bradley has created a customized Google search engine that will search the major newspapers in England as well as 384 major and local papers. Alternatively, you can search for regional newspapers as arranged by place/county/region.

The searches are divided into national and regional newspapers. You can search all of the major newspapers in England in one simple search engine. These include The Times, Guardian, Daily Express, Mail, Independent, Observer, Sun, Morning Star, Financial Times, and more.

Separate search pages allow for searching 384 local, city and regional newspapers. However, the regional searches still are grouped by newspaper name, with one page for newspapers A through I, another for newspapers K through S, and a third search page for newspapers T through Z.

The web site says it can search for UK newspapers but all the ones I saw were in England or the Channel Islands. I didn’t see any for Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. It is possible I missed a couple but, even so, the newspapers are overwhelmingly English.

I had problems using the site with the Chrome web browser However, it worked perfectly in Safari.

You can learn more and access the search engines at http://www.philb.com/index.html.

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Excellent search engine for modern newspapers ! Many thanks for mentioning it

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Clarified at head of the above page inder heading: “Search national and regional newspapers”
“There hasn’t really been a good search engine for local or national newspapers for some time, so I decided to create something. You can search the major newspapers or all 384 major and local papers. Alternatively, you can search for regional newspapers as arranged by place/county/region by clicking on the link to the right above. If there’s enough interest I’ll also do local newspapers for Scotland, N. Ireland and Wales.”

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I’ve just visited the site, and found it very slow to respond – in fact I lost patience.

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But for which years?

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