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Most read from Facebook and Twitter in 2013
News of a cockroach infestation in a Chinese restaurant drew in the most viewers from Facebook this year.
Exactly 4,137 clicked on a link from the social networking site to find out more about the East Inn, in Elstree High Road, after owner Tony Chan pleaded guilty to hygiene offences.
The story also had 172 clicks from social networking site Twitter.
When Yavneh College’s head teacher, Dena Coleman, passed away weeks before her retirement in June – a total of 2,137 people read the story from a Facebook link.
And 1,364 people logged in to read Holly Sassienie’s story, after the 32-year-old mother nearly died after giving birth.
She was diagnosed with potentially fatal heart condition pulmonary hypertension, but she pulled through and little Gabriella was delivered safely.
The story about Borehamwood father Tony Levy’s battle with bowel cancer drew in a total of 1146 viewers on Facebook, and 118 from Twitter.
Vandals “tastelessly and disrespectfully” scrubbed off a graffiti mural paying tribute to Charleigh Disbrey and Mert Karaoglan, who were hit by a train in June.
A total of 1055 viewers clicked on a link to the story from Facebook to find out more about what happened.
The most searched for term on the Borehamwood & Elstree Times was ‘The Crown’, with over 325 viewers typing it into our website.
The Shenley Road pub was boarded up in March, but people from Borehamwood fought to re-open it as a community hub.
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