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The London Gazette is the Official Newspaper of Record for the United Kingdom, issued on working days. Despite the title, it’s not like most newspapers as its content consists of legal and official announcements from HM Government, the Armed Forces, local authorities, the Established Churches, companies and private citizens.

It was founded in 1665 as the Oxford Gazette – King Charles II having shifted his court there temporarily to escape the Great Plague in London – and took on its present title a few months later. It’s published by TSO on behalf of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. The editorial offices moved in July 2013 from London to Norwich.

Besides being the Official Newspaper of Record for the UK, it fills the same function for England & Wales; The Edinburgh Gazette and The Belfast Gazette perform the same role for Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.

E-editions in PDF file format are available free online. Archived editions are also available and can be searched by date or keyword. From time to time excerpts relating to historic events are highlighted – for instance, in May 2013 the Gazette bore a link to the citations for the Dambusters raid 70 years earlier.

  • Address:
  • The London Gazette
    PO Box 3584
    NORWICH
    NR7 7WD
  • Tel:
  • 0870 600 3322
  • Fax:
  • 020 7394 4572
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