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Top web searches of 2014 revealed

The untimely deaths of TV presenter Peaches Geldof and Hollywood star Robin Williams made them Britain's most-searched-for celebrities of the year, according to Bing.

The Microsoft-owned search engine has revealed which people and places piqued Brits' curiosity in 2014.

The loss of Robin Williams in August gripped us: nearly half of all UK searches for the much-loved comedian came from smartphones, as audiences looked back at favourite Williams moments and quotes.

Hunger Games beauty Jennifer Lawrence drummed up the third-most searches in her category, while another tragic celebrity - Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker, who was killed in a car accident almost a year ago today - rounded out the top four.

Recently engaged tennis champion Andy Murray was the nation's most-searched-for sportsman this year, followed by troubled South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, while boy band One Direction and pop singer Justin Bieber were the music acts that captured most attention.

Most-searched people:

1. Peaches Geldof

2. Robin Williams

3. Jennifer Lawrence

4. Paul Walker

5. Justin Bieber

6. Kim Kardashian

7 Miley Cyrus

8. Ariana Grande

9. Katy Perry

10. Beyonce

Most-searched designer labels:

1. Hermes

2. Michael Kors

3. Ralph Lauren

4. Louis Vuitton

5. Hugo Boss

6. Gucci

7. Vivienne Westwood

8. Burberry

9. Chanel

10. Paul Smith

Most-searched international destinations:

1. Iceland

2. New York

3. France

4. Spain

5. The Netherlands

6. Turkey

7. Thailand

8. Hungary

9. Portugal

10. Italy

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