Flashers, fires, storms and slurry: The most popular stories of the year
The New Year is upon us, and here at the Packet we are looking back at the stories that made the headlines online at thepacket.co.uk.
Enjoy this look back at a year packed with drama - and from all of us at Packet Newspapers, a very happy New Year!
By far the most read story of the year was the fire that destroyed the Falmouth Beach Hotel.
More than 54,000 pages views were recorded, as the Packet team covered the story from the first report, right through to the revealing of the plans for a new hotel on the site.
Want to revisit the story? Click the links below:
Next up was a recurring story dealing with a particularly strange court appearance by a Redruth man. Known world wide as the 'Slurry Pervert', this was one of those articles that developes a life of its own.
Read it here (Warning, not for the squeamish):
Next up was the wild weather that hit Cornwall in November. Thousands logged onto thepacket.co.uk for the latest news, pictures, warnings and travel updates as emergency services fought to keep people safe.
Read the articles here:
On a more sombre note, next on the most read list was the tragic death of a young woman on the A394:
Finally, coming in at number five was a drunk man from Camborne, who jumped on a wall, flashed some teenagers and shouted YAHOOO!. Well lets face it, you would read that story, wouldn't you?
Click the link to have a look:
A special mention has to go to this chap, spotted by our eagle-eyed chief reporter Emma Ferguson. Who he was and what he was doing, I guess we will never know.
Another honorable mention should go to those who fought against the Pasty Tax plans. Read how the battle was won here:
Happy New Year to one and all!