Poo found in shopping bag makes list of most read stories in 2013

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A STORY about a Basingstoke mum who found a poo in a shopping bag was one of the most read stories on The Gazette website from 2013.

We have compiled figures from last year, which show the top stories of 2013, read by thousands of Gazette online readers.

Top of the list was the live blog reporters ran in August following the murder of Steph Hollow, who was stabbed outside his home in Buckskin.

We brought you the latest updates from the scene as the tragedy unfolded, resulting in nearly 32,000 online hits.

Also among the most read stories was one about Hollywood actor Johnny Depp visiting a north Hampshire pub.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star left drinkers at The Cricketers, in Hartley Wintney, dumbstruck when he popped in for lunch in June.

Almost 17,000 of you read the story, putting it firmly in the top 10 for 2013.

A Basingstoke mum’s horrifying ordeal outside her Winklebury home in September was read by more than 22,000 people on The Gazette website.

Brave Laura Percival flung her four-year-old daughter to safety as a car careered towards her, crushing her against the side of her house.

But it was a rather unusual story which attracted mass attention, when Basingstoke mum, Caroline Bryne, discovered feaces in a plastic bag that contained food she had bought at the Co-op store, in Black Dam.

The story gained around 13,000 hits on The Gazette website, sparking debate among commenters keen to try and solve the mystery, and was shared by hundreds of Twitter users on the social networking site.

You can read some of the most read stories of 2013 by clicking on the related links.

*See this Thursday’s Gazette to for some of the best pictures taken by our photographers in 2013.

 

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10:29am Sat 4 Jan 14

jonone says...

And will we hear the resolution of this story? I.e. who in the Co-op store was guilty of putting poo into a carrier bag in such a way that nobody noticed until the lady got home?
And will we hear the resolution of this story? I.e. who in the Co-op store was guilty of putting poo into a carrier bag in such a way that nobody noticed until the lady got home? jonone

11:28am Sun 5 Jan 14

Marina Morris says...

And still no-one believes it!
And still no-one believes it! Marina Morris

12:13pm Mon 6 Jan 14

popleyrebel2 says...

What a load of crap, “ move on”
What a load of crap, “ move on” popleyrebel2

7:07pm Mon 6 Jan 14

jonone says...

popleyrebel2 wrote:
What a load of crap, “ move on”
Not crap at all, if this event is a risk at this shop, then surely a responsible local paper should report all the facts up to the resolution so that the general public can know the truth*?

*Which most of us actually suspect...
[quote][p][bold]popleyrebel2[/bold] wrote: What a load of crap, “ move on”[/p][/quote]Not crap at all, if this event is a risk at this shop, then surely a responsible local paper should report all the facts up to the resolution so that the general public can know the truth*? *Which most of us actually suspect... jonone

10:24pm Mon 6 Jan 14

popleyrebel2 says...

Quote from jonone
“Not crap at all, if this event is a risk at this shop, then surely a responsible local paper should report all the facts up to the resolution so that the general public can know the truth” un-quote


What new fact have they reported other than it made the list of most read story in 2013.
Quote from jonone “Not crap at all, if this event is a risk at this shop, then surely a responsible local paper should report all the facts up to the resolution so that the general public can know the truth” un-quote What new fact have they reported other than it made the list of most read story in 2013. popleyrebel2

10:30pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Mr_Right says...

For heaven's sake, have we really dumbed down to the extent where a local paper has to use the word "poo" in a news article? If this is indeed a serious story, then surely the word "faeces" is more appropriate.
For heaven's sake, have we really dumbed down to the extent where a local paper has to use the word "poo" in a news article? If this is indeed a serious story, then surely the word "faeces" is more appropriate. Mr_Right

11:09pm Tue 7 Jan 14

alan partridge says...

Aha!

Nice to see that this one was followed through.
Aha! Nice to see that this one was followed through. alan partridge

11:57am Wed 8 Jan 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

Mr_Right wrote:
For heaven's sake, have we really dumbed down to the extent where a local paper has to use the word "poo" in a news article? If this is indeed a serious story, then surely the word "faeces" is more appropriate.
Perhaps the use of the word 'poo' is an indication of how seriously The Gazette took the story. Perhaps they were as sceptical as most of the commentators were at the time.
[quote][p][bold]Mr_Right[/bold] wrote: For heaven's sake, have we really dumbed down to the extent where a local paper has to use the word "poo" in a news article? If this is indeed a serious story, then surely the word "faeces" is more appropriate.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the use of the word 'poo' is an indication of how seriously The Gazette took the story. Perhaps they were as sceptical as most of the commentators were at the time. Sam_Walker123456

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