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:
Guests still to be accounted for in Falmouth Beach Hotel fire
Guests safe at Falmouth Beach Hotel but fire destroying the building
Falmouth Beach Hotel fire latest pictures and video
Front of Falmouth Beach Hotel collapses
Falmouth Beach Hotel rebuild given thumbs up by town council
Fire-ravaged hotel to reopen gym
New plans for fire ravaged Falmouth hotel submitted
New Falmouth Beach Hotel design revealed
Demolition of remains of Falmouth Beach Hotel starts today
Hotel helps with 'phoenix' wedding after fire guts original venue
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):
Pervert caught pleasuring himself in slurry for third time
Farm pervert is jailed
Slurry man: brother calls for help, not jail
South West farmer finds pervert in his slurry
Pervert got sex kicks in slurry
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:
Storms batter Cornwall
Cornwall Flooding latest
Contaminated mine water threatened to overflow into Fal
Helston just moments from flood disaster: Full report and gallery
All the wild weather news in one place: Live articles, video and pictures
On a more sombre note, next on the most read list was the tragic death of a young woman on the A394:
Witnesses sought after fatal crash
Helston to Falmouth crash driver named
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:
Drunk Camborne flasher leapt on wall and shouted 'yahoo'
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.
Naked man emerges from bushes during planning meeting
Another honorable mention should go to those who fought against the Pasty Tax plans. Read how the battle was won here:
'Pasty tax' raised in Parliament
Budget's 'pasty tax' slammed
Pasty tax could cost county millions
Protest against pasty tax
Government to make Pasty Tax u-turn
Happy New Year to one and all!