Read all about it: the stories and searches that got Evening Times readers talking in 2013

It's been a big news year in Glasgow.

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The city has faced terrible tragedies in 2013, with the Clutha Vaults helicopter crash claiming nine lives.

It has also been part of some big announcements including the unveiling of the  Still Games stage show at the Hydro, the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe and the MTV EMA awards.

Here are the 25 stories that have really grabbed readers' attention in 2013.

1 Gran’s agony as she pleads for news of missing youth

2 ‘Cathedral sighting’ of missing Michael

3 Video: CCTV offers clue in hunt for missing Michael, 23

4 Michelle McManus: on losing weight

5 Glasgow Central Station re-opens to public following emergency evacuation

6 Stolen dog Buster is found but family’s agony goes on

7 Duo Still Game for a comeback

8 Ajax fans arrested after attacking Celts in Amsterdam bar

9 Celtic boss Lennon in transfer blast

10 Celtic target Pukki as Finnbogasson back up

11 Police helicopter crashes into Clutha Vaults pub, causing roof collapse

12 Glasgow’s Hard Rock Cafe opens its doors

13 Still Game returns with Hydro stage show

14 He’s alive: missing teen Jamie McAllister found safe after four days

15 Uni hall denied licence after safety inspection

16 Christophe Berra wants Rangers switch

17 City Centre set to shut down for first parades

18 Passengers escape bus crash terror

19 Exclusive: Rangers make fifth summer signing

20 Rangers fans branded ‘too controversial’ for street gala

21 Lid to be lifted on Gers secret backers

22 Governing bodies hold Gers back

23 Fans hit out after Ibrox day of farce

24 Ibrox fans’ rescue plea to ‘buy-out’ tycoons...

25 Ajax fans rip out Celtic seats after day of disorder

As ever Rangers and Celtic have proved very popular with our readers in 2013, but so have Dame Edna, Little Mix and John Barrowman's cousin Greg.

Here's a list of the most popular searches and the weirdest searched for phrases on the Evening Times in 2013.

20 most popular searches

1 Rangers

2 Celtic

3 Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

4 Bedroom Tax

5 Dame Edna

6 Partick Thistle

7 Greg Barrowman

8 Little Mix

9 Still Game

10 Clutha Vaults

11 Michelle McManus

12 Bairds Bar closed

13 First Bus Glasgow

14 51 shades of Maggie (play being performed at the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow)

15 James McArdle (Scottish actor)

16 Gary Hooper

17 Wicked Glasgow

18 House of Sher

19 Glasgow Central Station

20 Grangemouth closure


10 weirdest searches

1 Celebrity twins

2 Scariest horror movies

3 George Bowie hair transplant

4 James McArdle actor age

5 Why people should have pets?

6 Is Caro Emerald pregnant? (Dutch pop and jazz singer)

7 Who dies in Corrie fire 2013?

8 Punk makeup

9 Get well soon cbeebies cast

10 How deep is the River Clyde?

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