These were the 10 most-read Evening Express articles of 2015

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Stories about a violent meerkat keeper, a messy visit to an Aberdeen toilet, a lottery windfall and a feisty city restaurant boss’ response to a one-star online review were some of the most-clicked on stories on the Evening Express website in 2015.

The full top 10 is:

1) Meerkat-keeper guilty of assaulting monkey-keeper over love triangle with llama-keeper 


 A former London Zoo zoologist has been found guilty of glassing the ex-girlfriend of her llama-keeper lover during a Christmas party fight. (September 25

2) University strips Donald Trump of honorary degree


Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University has stripped Donald Trump of his honorary degree. (December 9)

3) Facebook post of man’s ‘embarrassing’ toilet experience at Aberdeen restaurant goes viral 


A picture posted online by an Aberdeen man illustrating his “embarrassing” experience in a restaurant toilet has been viewed by thousands of people. (June 15)

4) Aberdeen restaurant closes due to ‘unacceptable performance’ 


An Aberdeen restaurant has announced its closure today just seven months after its launch. (January 22)

5) North-east man wins £379,000 on EuroMillions 


A North-east man was sent home from work offshore after winning £379,000 in the EuroMillions draw. (May 15)

6) Aberdeen taxi driver’s £1,800 fare to take family 583 miles to Gatwick Airport 


The last thing one Aberdeen taxi driver expected when he started his shift was a request to go to London. (December 12)

7) Aberdeen fashion chain to close its three stores 


Aberdeen fashion chain AB10 is to close its three stores after 15 years in business. (May 4)

8) Aberdeen restaurant owner fires back after customer’s one-star online review 


An Aberdeen restaurant boss’ cutting response to a diner who complained about a friend being injured by broken glass has gone viral. (May 28)

9) Aberdeen couple’s leaving do turns out to be surprise wedding 


A couple invited their friends and family to their leaving party – but then surprised them all by getting married at the event. (June 12)

10) Aberdeen bar set for new name after £500,000 revamp 


Aberdeen’s Moorings Bar is to be renamed after a £500,000 revamp. (September 10)