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20. Coronation Street Watched by millions and one of the nation’s most popular soaps, it’s hardly a surprise that Coronation Street appears in the top 20 Yahoo searches of 2013. The iconic Rovers Return pub going up in flames and the murder of key arson suspect Sunita Alahan was the story peak of the year while the storyline involving domestic abuse victim Tyrone Dobbs at the hands of his psychotic girlfriend Kirsty Soames also got the country talking. Recently the journey of Corrie favourite Hayley Cropper coming to terms with a diagnosis of terminal cancer has pulled at viewers’ heart strings. (Rex Features)

20. Coronation Street

Watched by millions and one of the nation’s most popular soaps, it’s hardly a surprise that Coronation Street appears in the top 20 Yahoo searches of 2013. The iconic Rovers Return pub going up in flames and the murder of key arson suspect Sunita Alahan was the story peak of the year while the storyline involving domestic abuse victim Tyrone Dobbs at the hands of his psychotic girlfriend Kirsty Soames also got the country talking. Recently the journey of Corrie favourite Hayley Cropper coming to terms with a diagnosis of terminal cancer has pulled at viewers’ heart strings. (Rex Features)

The top 20 of everything - 2013

20 November 2013

Take a look at the stories behind the 20 most frequently searched phrases on Yahoo UK and Ireland in 2013. They reveal the major trends and search habits of millions of Britons and unmask the stories which captured the nation’s attention over the course of the year. Here's the countdown from 20 to 1...