Revealed: Your top 30 stories of 2010

THE Yorkshire Post published tens of thousands of stories online and in print during 2010. But which ones proved the most popular? The answers may surprise you.

We have compiled a list of the top 30, based on the number of visits by online readers - both in Yorkshire and around the world.

Some are hard news stories, others timeless videos from our archive. Here is the complete list, with links to the original stories so you can remind yourself what all the fuss was about...

1. Tributes to Segway millionaire and philanthropist Jimi Heselden

2. Video: Plague of giant rats 'invades Bradford estate'

3. Anglers warned as 'killer shrimp' seen in UK

4. Video Picture Post: Whitby, Goathland and Staithes

5. Cameron pledges retribution on sales firms exploiting children

6. As History Boys head for Leeds, hear Alan Bennett in conversation

7. Ghosts from Yorkshire's past: A second set of forgotten photos for you to help identify

8. Thousands of children miss out on top choice secondary schools: Hear informed debate

9. From bullets to ballots, and being caught with his pants down... the adventures of Paddy Ashdown

10. Exclusive interview: the art of being dead - Stephen Clayton

11. Spend spend spend Viv Nicholson: Older and wiser now

12. Cult comic Frank Sidebottom dies

13. Captured on video: Great Yorkshire Rail Journeys

14. Audio: The rise and rise of David Nobbs... and a new life for Reginald Perrin

15. Will Self on life, love and liver

16. A breath of fresh air: cheese from Wensleydale

17. Video: The earth from above - on an amazing home-made camera

18. Meet Percy - the cat who travels by train to watch the fish at marine life centre

19. See it on video: York Minster restored

20. 'Untouchable' crime boss lived a life of luxury

21. Paula Radcliffe and thousands more make it a Leeds 10k to remember: Complete video coverage, results and photo gallery

22. Bleakley lookalike gets One Show job

23. Video: Blades striker is top target if Leeds lose Beckford

24. Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Joanne Harris and more: Exclusive audio from the 2010 Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

25. Talking Myself Home - Ian McMillan

26 Video: Debt-ridden Owls seek lifeline from bank today

27. Owls' financial position deteriorates and Laws pays ultimate price for poor results

28. Leeds as we knew it... Rediscovered video from the 1950s

29. Vote 2010: The Yorkshire Post video debates

30. As I Was Saying... an A-Z of Yorkshire Dialect