Publications including news, articles, and advertisements, usually issued daily or weekly in printed form, but including web-based versions. In Britain, the first ‘news papers’ appeared in the 16th century, and the first regular English daily newspaper was the Daily Courant, established in 1702. For newspaper formats, see Berliner format; broadsheet; tabloid. See also middle-market newspapers.
http://www.britishpapers.co.uk/ British Newspapers Online