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  1. Save a single article

    I have been reading for a couple of years that you hope to make it possible to save a single article instead of a whole page but I haven’t seen any progress in providing this, are you actually going to provide this option? it is why I let my subscription lapse, I would rejoin if this was sorted.

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    • Honor Your Promotions - 3 Free pages

      When you have a promotion ie:
      sign in and get 3 pages for free before 7 may 2108

      It would be nice if this actually happened
      And it would be nice if you answered emails quering that it has happened..

      If you are going to run a promotion - Honor it.....

      I am still not able to see 3 free pages

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      • wasted £20

        Find what the customer wants and if you have it BEFORE taking money

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        • Give me the discount!

          I am asking for help. A few weeks ago I took out another subscription and paid the full asking price - a few hours later I received an email that went on about getting 30% off for being a loyal customer. Your response was to ask me to send a copy of the relevant email - this surprised me as surely you know what the hell is going on in your own organisation. My email have kept bouncing. I have decided to try informing you through this method. A screen shot of the email is attached.

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          • Other titles

            Southall Gazette, Middlesex Chronicle, anything Middlesex Thanks

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              • Home page

                Simplify the home page of the web site.

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                • Info on great

                  Am looking for photographs, or any other info re my greatgrandfather GEORGE LEE 1854-1931 WHO WAS AN AWADW AND George 1853-1931 wINNING gardener and curator of the Torquay nATURAL hISTORY sOCIETY mUSEUM.

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                  • issues with search

                    The Search Facility does not find words searched. I have had to individually search papers to find what I am looking for. The text I have looking for is in the papers but does not get found on a search.

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                    • MORE TITLES COVERING 70'S & 80'S FOR THE MIDLANDS AND HOME COUNTIES

                      More papers from the Home Counties and Midlands for the 70's and 80's from areas in Beds, Bucks, Herts, Northants, Leicestershire, Hampshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire.

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                      • clear option to upgrade when renewing sub

                        allow for renewal upgrade through your account to ensure archive is not lost. At present only option is auto renew, but I don’t feel secure that that click leads to option of upgrade? It’s not clear as presented.

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                        • Stop the Stupid Drop Down Panels

                          I am paying to do research at the British Newspaper Archive. It's not a video game nor an entertainment for me.

                          I do not need to have a drop down panel repeatedly appearing, (especially over the menu bar), and suggesting that I "Search the archive"!

                          It's a nuisance! Or, do the people at the British Newspaper Archive not have the intelligence to realize it? It is not much better than to have some library worker interrupt people who are reading a book, "Would you like a book to read?" That idiot would be tossed out of a job, very soon;…

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                          • Preston Guardian

                            Preston Guardian ran for over 100 years covering the Central Lancashire area.

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                            • Moving bookmarks

                              Make it easy to move saved searches to other files

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                              • defalut search to a region

                                The ability to default the search to a region or county before starting a search. Lots of ancestors did not move around that much so why search the whole country

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                                • Show how many matches from a search

                                  When you do a search, you get ten results on the page and at the bottom links to four pages. But you have no idea if there is one more page or a hundred more pages.

                                  It would be good to have an idea how many matches there are.

                                  Also to be able to navigate direct to one of those pages especially when leaving a search overnight.

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                                  • Allow searching for items on a specific date across a range of years

                                    Allow searching for items on a specific date (e.g. April 1st, Christmas Day etc.) or a range of dates (e.g. Jan 1-Jan 31), in conjunction with the existing year filters.

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                                    • screen grabs

                                      i often do a screen grab of the article i want after i have saved a page. would be good to be able to add the heading so i didnt have to wrte title of paper and date separately

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                                      • Birmingham Weekly Post

                                        Would it be possible to include Birmingham Weekly Post on the BNA website?
                                        My great-great grandmother wrote stories that were published in this paper!

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                                        • Expose record metadata

                                          It would be great if BNA records could expose metadata using e.g. COinS, or Dublin Core via unAPI.

                                          This would make the BNA automatically compatible with citation managers like Mendeley, Zotero, and more.

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