The most read News articles in 2008
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Eccentric Britain, a USA in depression, female assassins and the fury at Lehman Brothers' bonuses in the face of collapse topped your choices of news story this year.
The top ten of stories and features you most liked this year is headed by a taste of British eccentricity: Notes on a small island: The things that really make Britain great. From rolling hills to rolling cheeses, morris dancing to readers' wives, our nation has a host of endearing pecularities to celebrate and you took great delight in our selection of the things that made people great.
But in stark contrast, the second most popular was a controversial view of modern America - USA 2008: The Great Depression, looking at this year as the country's second great depression. Mirrored by another on being Down and out in Las Vegas. Neither of which matched the horror of the earthquake in Beichuan: a vision of hell.
Rather more romance was to be found in your reading of the tale of a man who found out that his lover was a killer (I fell in love with a female assassin) - less so in the Fury at $2.5bn bonus for Lehman's New York staff, the bonus culture outlasting even its collapse. Stories of oil and riches appeared with the Saudis promising We will pump more oil, while Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control were also revealed.
Mandela's 80th birthday party and The Independent's successful campaign which finished with Pervez death sentence quashed by Afghan court, a happy ending for Sayed Pervez Kambaksh at least.
And I nearly forgot - Scientists discover way to reverse loss of memory.
- USA 2008: The Great Depression
- 'I fell in love with a female assassin'
- Fury at $2.5bn bonus for Lehman's New York staff
- Scientists discover way to reverse loss of memory
- Down and out in Las Vegas
- Pervez death sentence quashed by Afghan court
- Beichuan: a vision of hell
- Mandela's 80th birthday party
- Saudi King: 'We will pump more oil'
- Revealed: Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
Nepal earthquake in pictures: Photos show devastation caused by 7.8 magnitude earthquake
Nepal earthquake: More than 1,100 killed across four countries and in Mount Everest avalanche
Royal baby: Live updates as the wait continues for Duchess of Cambridge's second child
Hermann Goering's daughter fails to reclaim items looted by Nazi deputy during WWII
Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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