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Here Are The Top 10 Google Searches In The UK In 2015

Everybody wanted to know about Cilla Black.

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Google has compiled its top trends for 2015, including the 10 most searched-for terms in the UK this year.

Here's what they were...

9. Election results

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Britain went to the polls in May in an election that saw Conservative leader David Cameron elected as prime minister for a second term.

During the election, Labour leader Ed Miliband developed a devoted following of teenage girls which became known as "The Milifandom".

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5. Paris

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Paris suffered its second devastating terrorist attack of the year in November.

At least 129 people were killed and more than 350 were injured in a series of coordinated shootings and explosions across the city on a Friday evening.

French president François Hollande called for a global coalition to come together in the fight against ISIS, after they claimed responsibility for the attacks. “France is at war,” he said.

4. Jeremy Clarkson

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The BBC chose not to renew Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's contract in March after it was found that he assaulted one of the show's producers. The attack was said to be "unprovoked".

Chris Evans replaced him as Top Gear's host. Clarkson is thought to be working on an alternative show with fellow former Top Gear presenters James May and Richard Hammond called Gear Knobs.

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1. Cilla Black

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Singer and television presenter Cilla Black died at her home in Marbella aged 72 in August.

Black became famous as part of the Liverpool music scene, which included The Beatles, in the early '60s. She was also well known for Saturday night dating show Blind Date, which ran across three decades.

“We’ve been friends for nearly 20 years. She’s like my sister,” close friend and fellow television presented Paul O'Grady told the Liverpool Echo following her death.

Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Laura Silver at laura.silver@buzzfeed.com.

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