AS 2021 comes to a close, we look back at the year and the most popular stories on our Coventry Observer website.
We have loved bringing you all the latest news, sport and entertainment over the past 12 months and the interaction with our readers during the past year – both on our website and on social media.
Since January 1, more than 682,000 people have logged onto the Coventry Observer website, with almost 3million page views.
As is probably true in the national news, our best-read stories have been dominated by Covid-19 – whether it be about vaccination centres or the latest news and figures on the different variants.
Stories involving the emergency services also continue to be popular, along with our city council election coverage and the multitude of pieces, previews and reviews of events taking place as part of Coventry’s UK City of Culture year.
As part of that, man of the moment ‘Ed Sheeran’ took to the stage at the newly-opened HMV Empire.
There was also the Sky Blues returning to the Ricoh Arena in a ten-year deal. And then a further sponsorship deal for the stadium that saw it named the Coventry Building Society Arena.
But there have been plenty of other stories which have caught your attention.
Back in January there was much excitement about a landmark city building being transformed into a craft brewery. Click below to read the story.
Investment in the city was also extremely popular – as proved by this ‘£300,000 revamp for Coventry city centre park’.
In August an ancient Coventry brook ‘flowing again’ gleaned a lot of interest from Observer readers. Check out the story below.
The actions of two eagle-eyed Coventry Police officers preventing a 92-year-old woman from being ripped off also proved a popular read.
Coventry being chosen to be the home of the World’s first all-electric ‘Urban Airport’ was also extremely well-read. To remind yourself of that story click the link below.
And, looking ahead to 2022 – as Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture continues – there is much anticipation about Radio 1’s Big Weekend coming – thousands of you read that when it was revealed earlier this year.
It certainly has been a very eventful 2021 and promises to be another busy one in 2022.
Thanks to all of our readers and advertisers for your support over the past 12 months.