Newspapers and magazines

Which? Magazine

Which? is a consumer rights group that has offered independent advice and campaigning on behalf of consumers for more than 50 years. Which? offers consumer advice on washing machines , laptops , tablets , televisions, fridge freezers, vacuum cleaners and more than 500 reports are constantly updated.

You can also use the Which? Local section to find a trades-person who has been rated by customers.

You can read the magazine or access the website at these libraries:

Visit: Which? and ask a member of staff to log you in.

British Newspaper Archive

This is an online digital archive. You can explore over 200 years of British and Irish history, through the medium of historical newspapers. There is a wide range of local and national newspapers available, some of which cover Yorkshire. Free to use in a number of libraries.

First World War newspapers online

Our libraries service have digitised the Halifax Weekly Courier for the years 1914 to 1918. This was done to coincide with the centenary of the War - World War One newspapers .

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19th Century British newspapers

A wide range of newspapers from 19th Century Britain are available on 19th Century Newspapers .

This website has regional newspapers, such as:

  • the Leeds Mercury (which covered what is now Calderdale);
  • Bradford Observer;
  • Huddersfield Chronicle;
  • and Northern Star.

Use the site to see if any of your ancestors are included. Especially if they had a political background or were found to be on the wrong side of the law!

The site can be accessed from a Calderdale Library PC, or from home. If at home, enter your Calderdale library card number (without the R) in the box which appears. Then select 'Proceed'.

Top tip: When searching for a phrase or a two-worded place-name, use apostrophes. For example, 'Hebden Bridge'.

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