Guardian Avenue, NW7

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Part of Fairview New Homes Edition Development, which has been built on the former British Newspaper Library site in Colindale which closed in 2012. The estate features several streets and buildings named after newspapers with Observer Close, Chronicle Avenue and Telegraph Avenue and apartment blocks Gazette Court, Courier Court , Times Court, and Herald Court (no modern tabloids are featured). The Manchester Guardian was founded in 1821 following the closure of the Manchester Observer, a paper that had championed the cause of the Peterloo Massacre protesters. It became a national newspaper under the stewardship of CP Scott, editor for 57 years from 1872 and eventually owner. Under his direction the paper took a left-of-centre direction, opposing the Second Boer War and arguing the case of the Suffragettes. Reflecting its growing stature the paper dropped its regional title in 1959 and in 1964 moved to London.


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