Your top story picks on The Star in 2013

THE top 10 news stories accessed on The Star's website in 2013 were:

1. Celebrate Christmas at the King Edward Park carols, December 10.

2. The life of Tony Tamplin, April 29.

3. Novocastrians sparkle at Special Olympics opening ceremony, December 2.

4. Beach fans rally to overturn Stockton ban, January 28.

5. Uncertainty over NBN rollout in Newcastle and lake suburbs, February 11.

6. Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Relay for Life has biggest crowd ever, November 4.

7. Newcastle North Stars crush Thunder, May 6.

8. Thousands add their voices at Lake Macquarie Carols by Candlelight, December 9.

9. Date of 2013 federal election announced, August 5.

10. Swansea's main street beautification being destroyed: captured on CCTV, November 25.

Newcastle Carols by Candlelight at King Edward park

Newcastle Carols by Candlelight at King Edward park

The Life of Tony Tamplin

The Life of Tony Tamplin

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Relay for Life

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Relay for Life

Lake Macquarie Carols By Candlelight

Lake Macquarie Carols By Candlelight

Lake Macqaurie Carols by Candlelight

Lake Macqaurie Carols by Candlelight