Here we have compiled a list of the most viewed website stories for each of the last 12 months.
It is hard to get away from the fact that when looking at the most viewed stories in the last 12 months many are desperately sad.
But this is does not mean the whole year has been full of doom and gloom, or that we only publish ‘bad’ news stories.
It is worth noting that the most views tend to come from ‘breaking’ events and often by their very nature they are sad incidents, such as road traffic incidents and disasters,
UPDATE: Police release name of woman who died in suspected assisted suicide case in Sleaford
Flood alert in place for Sleaford and surrounding area
Car flips onto roof after two-vehicle crash in Sleaford
Police warning after thieves tamper with bank ATM in Sleaford
Big Brother no-show for Jordan Day of Sleaford on first episode
BREAKING NEWS AND PHOTO GALLERY - Fire at disused children’s home in Ruskington
Sleaford Town manager ‘critical’ after A1 crash
Overgrown area in Sleaford village cleared after reports of ‘outdoor sexual activity’
VIDEO: Landlord appeals for a DIY SOS from the community after blaze guts pub
Could jet fighter ace Alun be UK’s manliest man?
Military mounts assault on the pop charts