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20. Grenfell Tower Fire

The devastating tower block blaze that claimed the lives of 71 people shocked the nation when flames tore through the residential building in North Kensington in June. The fire was thought to have been accelerated by cladding used on the outside of the tower, while residents had previously complained about inadequate fire safety measures. Local authorities were slammed for their inadequate response, while Theresa May was heavily criticised for failing to meet with survivors when visiting the site. A Grenfell Tower Inquiry was launched the day after the tragedy and an interim report is expected by Easter next year. (Getty)

From Donald Trump and Brexit to Ed Sheeran and Love Island, the biggest stories of 2017

Donald Trump is the most searched term by Yahoo users in the UK this year.

Yahoo’s Year in Review reveals the biggest news stories, social trends and searches of 2017, taken from the billions of searches over the course of the past 12 months.

Trump, one of the most divisive presidents to ever lead the United States, beat off stiff competition from Brexit and the General Election.

Elsewhere, the UK’s obsession with ‘Love Island’ was evident as the reality show finished sixth, losing out to BBC’s Saturday night juggernaut ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which placed fifth.

Check out our full countdown of the top 20 most searched terms of 2017.

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