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The Gazette: opening up 350 years of UK history
30 October 2013
The London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes have been brought together today into a new, re-launched, and fully searchable online service available at www.thegazette.co.uk.
Carol Tullo, Director of Information Policy and Services, said: 'This new look, integrated service has been shaped by users and will be a key element of capturing official information in a digital age. The beta website provides an enhanced and more effective way of communicating the accuracy, currency and authority of the collected public notices that make up The Gazette.'
The Gazette is the official journal of the United Kingdom, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is published by The Stationery Office (TSO) under the superintendence of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO), part of The National Archives.
In November 2012, TSO secured a five-year contract to publish The Gazette, online and in print. The Gazette contains statutory information setting out the business of government and other official information, for example about corporate insolvencies, putting it permanently on the public record.
From today, The Gazette's treasure trove of 350 years' worth of trusted information will be more accessible and easily searchable than ever before. Whether you are looking for the military exploits of an ancestor, reading the official announcement of Wellington's victory at Waterloo or searching for transport and other public notices in your local area - these can all be found quickly and easily in The Gazette. Searches can also be saved, alerts set up, and news shared with friends and family through social sharing tools.
History of The Gazette
The London Gazette, originally called The Oxford Gazette, has been continuously published since 1665, making it one of the oldest surviving newspapers in the English language.
Find out more information about The Gazette and its history.
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