Well, OK, just go to Home and search. I was just thinking if you have the browser set to open new tabs at your homepage...
If you don't have google.co.uk as an option in Chrome, it's easy to add: open the customize menu from the three horizontal lines at the top right of the browser window; select "settings" then "manage search engines"; under "other search engines", complete the three fields as follows: Google UK; google.co.uk; https://www.google.co.uk/#q=%s
Click "done". If you now hover over Google UK, there will be an option to set as default.
I presume there will be similar methods for other browsers. I'll investigate if required.
Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often
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