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Due to other commitments reporting activities at the Glossop Gazette were scaled down over the autumn. Despite this we have comfortably achieved our aim of 10,000 unique visitors per month for 2014. Figures calculated to 26th November 2014 and exclude traffic generated by robots, worms, or replies with special HTTP status codes. Over 97% of our visitors are from the UK.