Ten images that surmise the most and least popular topics of the year
We’ve covered all manner of subjects in 2012 and here we have chosen five of the most positive and five of the most negative images in relation to topics that we have featured.
2012 was the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The nation celebrated with gusto and joy reigned throughout the land.
We have featured many cars in our pages in 2012. They have varied from unbelievably tacky stretched double-decker Hummers to classic Aston Martin shooting brakes. This yellow Phantom, however, takes the ultimate biscuit.
The 2012 Olympics brought joy and celebration to London. This morning, it was fantastic to hear that Bradley Wiggins will be invited to arise.
Jimmy Savile generated countless hits on The Steeple Times after our articles about him. The scandal of him, the BBC and the horrors that he and others caused dominated the latter half of the year. More will no doubt follow in 2013.
Cara Delevingne proved to be our most popular The Steeple Times Roll Call entry in 2012. We are sure our readers will be watching her cataclysmic progress in the coming year.
In August, Julian Assange addressed his supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in Knightsbridge. Some cheered. Others did not.
In June, a tightrope walker, Nik Wallenda, defied mist and wind to become the first man to walk across Niagara Falls on a high wire. His achievement was not only daring but also spectacular.
In November, the Leveson Report was published. Our readers agreed that it truly was a waste of time, energy and nearly £6 million. The bleating “celebrities” it featured included Heather McCartney-Mills, Hugh Grant and Charlotte Church. Their presence summed up the pointlessness of this inquiry.
In October, the racing world said a fond farewell to Frankel, undoubtedly one of the finest racehorses ever after 14 races. Our man in the know, The Tout, celebrated him repeatedly in our columns and at stud he’ll be worth at least £100 million.
In November, after losing to Obama, Mitt Romney conceded with the words: “I pray that the President will be successful in guiding our nation”. The world was delighted that America had seen sense.