The London Gazette
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.