Did you get wind of top story on thisisgrimsby?
What would you think was the most-read story on www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk last week.
Columnist Simon Faulker reveals all in his Simon Says column in today's Grimsby Telegraph.
Comment on this part of his column below - and read his column in full in today's Telegraph.
A COMMON criticism of local newspapers is that they are full of bad news.
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Readers often complain of a never ending diet of car crashes, crime and vandalism.
And yet as journalists we instinctively believe that it is bad news which sells newspapers.
Are we correct? Once upon a time this was an unanswerable question.
But not any more. the prevalence of newspaper websites allows us to see which stories are capturing the public’s attention.
And last week, one story in Grimsby stood head and shoulders above the rest.
It was not the article about the motorcyclist fighting for his life after a serious accident on Chelmsford Avenue.
Nor was it the much publicised Commons debate on whether to legalise gay marriage.
No, the story which had you discerning news junkies flocking to our web page was the brief dispatch about somebody breaking wind in the public gallery at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court.
On one day it achieved four times as many hits as the next most read story, garnered views from more than 21,000 unique users in total and even appeared in the Sunday Times.
Well, at least we now know what stories you really like.