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20. Uber Licence

The app-based taxi firm has been involved in a number of controversies over the past year, leading to the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick in June. The company was further hit when TFL opted not to renew its cab licence in London in September – a decision which received a mixed reaction to say the least. Naturally, Uber has lodged an appeal, which could well play out over a number of years. Following the licence snub, it then emerged in November that Uber had covered up the fact hackers had exposed the data of 57 million users.

From Trump to Grenfell: The biggest news stories of 2017

In 2017, Britain experienced a destabilising general election, a tragedy in south London and numerous terror attacks.

And, of course, there’s been Brexit.

But, despite all this domestic turmoil, it is the one-man US presidential juggernaut who has topped the list of the most searched news stories in 2017.

Donald Trump has captivated British people with his outspoken views on social media and a foreign and domestic agenda that has been hard to keep up with.

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

Check out our full countdown of the top 20 most searched for news stories of 2017.

Revealed: the biggest searches on Yahoo in 2017
The biggest political searches
The biggest Donald Trump searches
The most searched for royals of 2017
Top 10 most searched-for questions for by Yahoo users in 2017