Use the State Library of Victoria membership to access British and Irish Records Register to use the State Library Catalogue, sign in, and then search for 'British Newspapers' to independently information using find the Gale Library Resources
On registering you will be allocated a sign in number for the catalogue eg 10017512; and use this and a password (your family name) to open up the catalogue.
Practice example: Advanced Search "Westmore Stephens" and "ice".
Dawn Stephens has been able to access British Newspapers after registering with the State Library Catalogue', confirming confirm a family myth that her husband's forebear really did fall into (and freeze to death in) an ice pit. The paper--the Royal Cornwall Gazette of Friday 11 September 1840. See if you can find the Berkshire paper entry which goes into extra detail!