REVEALED: The Top 20 online stories of 2012

Alan Carr filming at Horsham station for forth-coming summer spectacular show on tv -photo by Steve Cobb

Alan Carr filming at Horsham station for forth-coming summer spectacular show on tv -photo by Steve Cobb

Popstar Adele, comedian Alan Carr, Great British Bake Off stars and fears of ‘a zombie apocalypse’ all feature in our Top 20 website stories of 2012.

Car crashes, police investigations and court cases top the website charts every week, but here are some of the more unusual stories which have proved hits online in the past year. You might be surprised by some of the results.

1. Thursday August 2, 2012 - Mackail-Smith off to Leeds, says Sky Sports

2. Thursday February 16, 2012 - Global superstar Adele moves to district

3. Monday June 11, 2012 - County flooding and road closures

4. Friday January 6, 2012 - Blacks heads into administration

5. Friday August 17, 2012 - Woman posing nude in Horsham

6. Thursday August 30, 2012 - All jobs lost as Stevens Vauxhall closes

7. Monday March 12 2012 - Adele moving out of Partridge Green

8. Wednesday July 4 2012 - BREAKING NEWS: Chameleon Late Bar in Horsham to temporarily close

9. Thursday October 25 2012 - Horsham UFO sound sparks fear of ‘zombie apocalypse’

10. Friday 1 June 2012 -Horsham ranked fifth best place to live in the UK

11. Wednesday August 8 2012 - Alan Carr Chatty Man filmed at Horsham cafe

12. Tuesday 12 June 2012 - Swan Walk Horsham evacuated

13. Thursday 26 January 2012 - ‘Every second of every day was agony’ after baby turned blue

14. In February our sister paper the Mid Sussex Times unexpectedly hit national headlines when their informative story about Boots chemist opening late went viral. We thought we’d try to get a similar reaction with this quirky non-story. It didn’t go viral, but it makes our top 20 stories. Tuesday 28 February 2012 - Broken door handle traps editor

15. Thursday 18 October 2012 - Great British Bake Off local stars set to treat Horsham

16. Monday 5 March 2012 - Adele home haunted

17. Thursday 25 October 2012 - Police and crime commissioner: Everything you need to know

18. Friday 4 May 2012 - What’s on over the Bank Holiday weekend

19. Thursday May 24 - Birthdays shuts, but Clintons Cards saved

20. Tuesday August 7 - Novartis staying put, but selling 12 acres




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