Pilot Kit Maharajh with reporter Isabella Cipirska ahead of a flight from Shoreham Airport to Brighton in July

Shoreham's top stories of 2018 in pictures

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

Read on for the top 15 articles which captured your imaginations in 2018. For the full stories, copy the caption next to each picture and search for it in Google.

Published at the end of July, this story was the Shoreham Herald's most-read of 2018. Reporter Isabella Cipirska tried out a flight from Shoreham Airport to Brighton in a new scheme launched by Wingly - a company which connects private pilots and passengers to share the cost of flying in small planes.

1. New platform offers affordable flights in private planes from Shoreham Airport

Published at the end of July, this story was the Shoreham Herald's most-read of 2018. Reporter Isabella Cipirska tried out a flight from Shoreham Airport to Brighton in a new scheme launched by Wingly - a company which connects private pilots and passengers to share the cost of flying in small planes.
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Tributes were paid to a popular Steyning shop owner who passed away in September. Seventy-three-year-old Peter Humphreys was well known in the town for his shop Steyning Motor Spares, which he closed in 2015. Family friend Brandon Clive Cooper said Mr Humphreys passed away peacefully in his flat in High Street. Everybody in Steyning knew Pete, his shop was as full of character as he was, said Mr Cooper.

2. Everyone will remember kid tribute to popular shop owner

Tributes were paid to a popular Steyning shop owner who passed away in September. Seventy-three-year-old Peter Humphreys was well known in the town for his shop Steyning Motor Spares, which he closed in 2015. Family friend Brandon Clive Cooper said Mr Humphreys passed away peacefully in his flat in High Street. Everybody in Steyning knew Pete, his shop was as full of character as he was, said Mr Cooper.
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In June, a Shoreham mother urged women to attend their cervical screening appointment after losing her daughter, aged 28, to cervical cancer. Samantha Chapman died in 2016 just five months after being diagnosed by doctors, leaving behind three young children. Her mother, Mandy Stephenson of Church Green, Shoreham, said Samantha had not attended a cervical screening appointment. She said: She was invited at 25 but didnt like the thought of it. We didnt know she hadnt gone.

3. Attend cervical screening appointments mum urges after daughters tragic death

In June, a Shoreham mother urged women to attend their cervical screening appointment after losing her daughter, aged 28, to cervical cancer. Samantha Chapman died in 2016 just five months after being diagnosed by doctors, leaving behind three young children. Her mother, Mandy Stephenson of Church Green, Shoreham, said Samantha had not attended a cervical screening appointment. She said: She was invited at 25 but didnt like the thought of it. We didnt know she hadnt gone.
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In October, a portrait bench which celebrated three people who made a difference to Shoreham was installed at the Shoreham Beach end of the Adur Ferry Bridge. The portraits were created as a partnership between Adur District Council and cycling charity Sustrans as part of a national art scheme to celebrate local heroes. They depict Joan Morgan, the last star of British silent cinema who was the leading actress of the Shoreham Beach Glasshouse Studio, Peter Huxtable, who volunteered for the RNLI in Shoreham for 43 years and saved 449 lives at sea, and King Charles II, who fled to France from Shoreham following the defeat of the royalists in the English Civil War.

4. Shoreham heroes celebrated with Sustrans portrait bench

In October, a portrait bench which celebrated three people who made a difference to Shoreham was installed at the Shoreham Beach end of the Adur Ferry Bridge. The portraits were created as a partnership between Adur District Council and cycling charity Sustrans as part of a national art scheme to celebrate local heroes. They depict Joan Morgan, the last star of British silent cinema who was the leading actress of the Shoreham Beach Glasshouse Studio, Peter Huxtable, who volunteered for the RNLI in Shoreham for 43 years and saved 449 lives at sea, and King Charles II, who fled to France from Shoreham following the defeat of the royalists in the English Civil War.
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