The so-called 'Worthing Wheel' which arrived over the Easter period proved a big hit with residents, despite the bad weather - and readers could not get enough of footage of the attraction taken by a drone. The wheel was so successful, in fact, that it could be coming back to Worthing seafront for three years.

Worthing's top stories of 2018 in pictures

As we begin 2019, we are taking a look back at the Worthing Herald's biggest stories of last year.

Read on for the top 12 articles which captured your imaginations in 2018. For the full stories, copy the caption next to each picture and search for it in Google.

After months of debate and campaigning, councillors voted to approve an Ikea store and 600 homes at New Monks Farm in Lancing at a meeting in October

1. Plans for IKEA and 600 homes in Lancing approved

After months of debate and campaigning, councillors voted to approve an Ikea store and 600 homes at New Monks Farm in Lancing at a meeting in October
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Michael Shiel, the landlord at The George and Dragon, Tarring, and The Black Horse, Findon, died unexpectedly in November - and the town came out in force to pay tribute to him
Michael Shiel, the landlord at The George and Dragon, Tarring, and The Black Horse, Findon, died unexpectedly in November - and the town came out in force to pay tribute to him
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Katie Cooper, 26, and Danny Smith, 36, were among many soon-to-be-married couples who found out in August that their wedding reception at the Highdown Hotel had been cancelled when they saw posts about it on Facebook
Katie Cooper, 26, and Danny Smith, 36, were among many soon-to-be-married couples who found out in August that their wedding reception at the Highdown Hotel had been cancelled when they saw posts about it on Facebook
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In January, this was one of the Herald's most-read stories. Cheryl Oliver, 54, and Graham Phillips, 46, from Walberton Court in Wallace Avenue, West Worthing, were at their wit's end after their toilet was blocked for a week. It went viral on Twitter, with news outlets including Buzzfeed tweeting about it.

4. Couple living in filth as toilet blocked for a week

In January, this was one of the Herald's most-read stories. Cheryl Oliver, 54, and Graham Phillips, 46, from Walberton Court in Wallace Avenue, West Worthing, were at their wit's end after their toilet was blocked for a week. It went viral on Twitter, with news outlets including Buzzfeed tweeting about it.
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