Charles Kennedy
Charles Kennedy led the Lib Dems to one of the most successful ever election campaigns in 2005 after winning 62 seatsGetty

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has become a worldwide trending topic on Twitter after his family announced that he had suddenly passed away at his home in Fort William on 1 June.

Tributes poured in on social media as news of his death emerged. Kennedy was one of the most gifted politicians of his generation, according to Nick Clegg.

Also making the rounds on the internet is Caitlyn Jenner's transition from man to woman revealed in a photo shoot with Vanity Fair, and the hilarious trending hashtag #BeatlesRecipes.

Read on to see the top stories and subjects trending across the web.

Google trends UK – Top 5

Caitlyn Jenner
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Twitter trends UK – Top 10 (as of 11.30pm BST)

James Pearson of Leicester City
James Pearson has apologised after video emerged of him taking part in a racist orgy in ThailandGetty

Facebook trends - Top 5

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Alexa Trends – Top 10

  1. Bruce Jenner.
  2. Caitlyn Jenner.
  3. Windows 10.
  4. Drake Bell.
  5. Akron Ohio.
  6. Arizona State University.
  7. Doc Rivers.
  8. Google Photos.
  9. Vanity Fair.
  10. Jessica Lange.

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