2009: A year in review
But what we want to know is which stories impacted on your the most?
Below, in order of popularity, is a list of links to the eight most viewed stories on our website for the whole year.
Take a look, have a think and then vote in our poll: Which of these eight was the most important for you?
What stories aren't on the list that you think should be and why?
Leave a comment below and tell us what local stories were the most important to you this year.