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Our most popular stories of the year

PUBLISHED: 11:46 08 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:09 08 January 2015

St Clement's Park, where a wedding ring was found in the sand at the bottom of the slide. The ring is engraved, Tracey + Steve 20.7.96 Forever. Picture: Denise Bradley

St Clement's Park, where a wedding ring was found in the sand at the bottom of the slide. The ring is engraved, Tracey + Steve 20.7.96 Forever. Picture: Denise Bradley

copyright: Archant 2014

Norwich cult character Marigold, JLS, flooding, crime and a lost wedding ring are amongst some of the subjects that sparked the interest of Norwich Evening News readers in 2014.

We’ve collated statistics for the eveningnews24.co.uk website, our social media accounts and Google searches to compile a guide to the most popular stories that were read, shared and commented on during the past 12 months.

Online

Through our websites we aim to bring you up to the minute news of what is breaking in Norwich - and the very latest sporting twists and turns.

When the mother of David Holmes agreed to release headcam footage of the moment her son died in a motorcycle crash, the story went global. The hard-hitting video was the most viewed story 
on our website last year.

Top 5 stories on eveningnews24.co.uk: 


Video: Footage of motorcyle death on A47

Audio: Man carried out bomb hoax over Burger King shift

Artist’s tribute to Norwich eccentric Marigold

Flooding in Norfolk

Marigold lives! Family confirm he is retired


Top 5 stories on eveningnews24.co.uk mobile site

Man attacked by 10 to 15 people in Norwich

Police carry out drugs raid at Norwich pub

Video: Six in hospital after New Costessey fight

Man dies after fall at Norwich’s Castle Mall

Three arrests after man found dead in Riverside Road

It was a year dominated by sport according to the top trending searches nationally from Google.

Top trending searches

World Cup 2014

iPhone 6

Peaches Geldof

Robin Williams

Rik Mayall

Flappy Bird

Ebola

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Grand National 2014

Jennifer Lawrence

Top 10 news stories on Google in the UK

Malaysian Airways Disasters

Luis Suarez Bite

Scottish Independence Referendum

Sir Cliff Richard Allegations

Celebrity Photo Hacking

Oscar Pistorius Trial

Michael Schumacher Accident

Frank Maloney Sex Change

Alan Henning Beheading

Ukraine Military Unrest

Social Media

During 2014 the Evening News Facebook page and Twitter account @eveningnews have increasingly become ways to keep people in touch with the news. Below are the subjects that people talked about.

Most shared, commented on and and liked on Facebook

Who remembers Marigold? ‘I always smile when I think of him’ - Artist’s tribute to Norwich eccentric Marigold

Can you help reunite a lost wedding ring with its owner by sharing this post? A Norwich mum uncovered the buried treasure in a St Clement’s park sandpit, and now wants to find its owner.

Most popular on Twitter

Can you help us track down the owner of a wedding ring lost at a Norwich City game?

Former JLS star Marvin Humes is set to open Lost - Norwich’s newest nightclub

Bargain hunters queue overnight in Norwich for @drmartens #DrMartens

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