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IN PICS: Our top 10 most viewed articles of 2012
12:40pm Monday 31st December 2012 in News
AS 2012 draws to an end, we take a look at the top 10 most read stories on our website this year.
1 Large fire at Gemini Retail Park: A devastating fire ripped through the Next and Boots stores on Gemini Retail Park on a Saturday night in July, and the breaking news story attracted 27,952 views.
2 UPDATED: Gemini Retail Park blaze spreads to Next Deputy editor Hayley Smith kept the site updated throughout the weekend with 21,100 reading about the fire, which caused millions of pounds worth of damage, spreading to Next.
3 UPDATED: Man arrested following armed siege An armed siege at a Bewsey bridge in August on a Sunday night attracted 17,884. A man had kidnapped his toddler and has now admitted his part in the offence.
4 MORE PICTURES: Boots and Next stores could be demolished after blaze The fire caused so much damage that both shops at Gemini needed to be pulled down. 17,615 read this article.
5 PICS ADDED: Bus crashes in Grappenhall A Network Warrington bus became stuck under a bridge in Grappenhall in January. Carrying Lymm High School students, 12,693 people read the article.
6 Man losing pants on Winwick Road is Facebook hit
A picture of a man losing his pants while trying to climb over a fence outside KFC on Winwick Road was shared on many a Facebook site. 12,380 people read the piece.
7 QUEEN’S VISIT: Crowds line up to welcome Elizabeth II
When Queen Elizabeth II visited Orford Park in May it was her first official trip to the town in more than three decades. It was a wet morning but thousands watched her arrival and 11,713 saw the story online.
8 UPDATED: Police advice to staff and shoppers following huge fire at Gemini Retail Park
Police gave out advice in the wake of July’s blaze at Gemini and 11,499 read the story.
9 Olympic torch route through Warrington announced
Ahead of the arrival of the Olympic torch in the town in May, we carried the full route on our website. And 11,173 people read the story.
10 Tributes to singer found dead at home
The tragic death of popular singer Daniel Rimmer in August was read by 11,094 people. A former frontman of White Vinyl, he died at his home in Bewsey.