2017 has been a big year across south Buckinghamshire and the rest of the world.

From moments of disaster and tragedy to all the latest news and events from your area, thousands of people visit the Bucks Free Press website every day to read about it.

And now our team has looked back over the last 12 months to compile a list of the 25 most read stories on our website.

Click on the links to re-live the news or scroll through pictures above.

*All information was correct at the time of being published.

Top 25 most read BFP stories 2017:


VIDEO & PICTURE: Major road closed as sinkhole appears in street - forcing huge jet of water to shoot metres into the air

This unusual sight caused traffic chaos across High Wycombe, with emergency services called after a jet of water sprayed from the ground.


Man discovered dead in water at High Wycombe park named

One week after his tragic death, investigators confirmed the name of the 35-year-old man whose body had been found.


FIRST PICTURE: Teen killed in school holiday horror

Update following the tragic death of Royal Grammar School student Matthew Hitchman who fell off a water raft during a school trip to Ecuador.

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Man found dead by police in High Wycombe

There was shock as an alleyway was cordoned off in the town following the discovery of a body.


UPDATE: Man dies after being struck by train

The victim who was hit by a train near Beaconsfield Railway Station was later named as Robert Bentley from Beaconsfield.


KIDNAP FEARS: Suspicious stranger attempts to grab ten-year-old boy in the street

The man behind the alleged attempted kidnapping has still not been identified. 


PICTURE UPDATE: M40 closed following multi-vehicle crash

Shocking images show the crash wreckage of another collision near this 'accident blackspot'.


UPDATE: Investigation ongoing after helicopter crashes at Wycombe Air Park

A man was left fighting for his life and two others were hospitalised after the helicopter crash.

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James Corden sparks social media frenzy after tweeting about High Wycombe

The star – now considered one of the biggest names in the world – tweeted a picture alongside American stars Ice Cube and LeBron James saying: “Hanging with these two today. I'm from High Wycombe.”


Female pedestrian dies after being hit by council bin lorry

Flowers and tributes were left at the scene of the crash which saw a pensioner killed after being hit by a bin lorry. 


Body of a man found in popular High Wycombe park

Early reports from the scene after emergency services descended on the busy Rye park.


PICTURES: Latest travel and school news as heavy snow causes chaos across south Bucks

Weather warnings had been in place for days but no one was prepared for the heavy snow, with High Wycombe seeing the third highest snowfall across the UK.


UPDATE: Murder probe launched as 'chemical attack' victim named

Detectives said 47-year-old victim Joanne Rand was "caught up in an altercation" during the devastating incident. Court proceedings are ongoing.


SNOW UPDATE: Motorway lanes closed as drivers leave stranded cars on M40

This snow update had an impact on lots of people, with pictures showing dozens of drivers abandoning their cars on the motorway.


REVEALED: 60 restaurants with the worst hygiene ratings - look before you book for Valentine's

This feature - published every six months - is always read by tens of thousands of people and will return in February.

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Four people killed after plane and helicopter collide over Waddesdon

The victims were later named as Savaan Mundae, aged 18, Jaspal Bahra, 27, Thanh Nguyen, 32 and Michael Green, 74.


PICTURES & VIDEO: Armed police with dogs descend on village amid reports a man had a weapon

At least ten police vehicles and dozens of officers - including armed police - were spotted near the Red Lion pub in Wooburn Green, with a police helicopter hovering over the scene for around 30 minutes. 


PICTURE UPDATE: 6 people injured and busy town centre road closed after 4-car crash

The crash had a huge knock-on effect on rush hour traffic across the town.


PICTURE UPDATE: Two men die in crash which closed motorway for more than 2 hours

The driver, 22, and a passenger, 31, both from Warwickshire, were pronounced dead at the scene on the M40 between Loudwater and Handy Cross.


Woman suffers serious burns in 'acid attack' in town centre

Initial reports of a terrifying incident which later claimed the life of Joanne Rand.


PICTURE UPDATE: Police close busy road after discovering 'human remains' at Handy Cross

During a routine patrol a police officer discovered human remains at the side of the A404 slip road near the Handy Cross roundabout. 


LIVE UPDATES: Coverage from the scene as armed police evacuate railway station

There was panic in May when armed police evacuated a Chiltern Railways train following suspicious behaviour by a passenger.


HIT-AND-RUN PROBE: Men arrested after cyclist killed in late night crash

The death of popular High Wycombe man David Pickup has seen a lengthy police investigation and calls for more safety measures on the road.

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UPDATE: Flowers and tributes left for female pedestrian who died in crash with lorry

A 65-year-old man from High Wycombe was recently charged following the crash which killed Hilary Haines, 69.


PICTURES & VIDEO: Police at scene of two stabbings in High Wycombe

The most read BFP story of 2017 about an incident at Eden Shopping Centre was viewed more than 63,000 times.

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