WITH hundreds of millions of users and an endless flow of tweets, it can sometimes be difficult deciding who to follow on twitter and who to ignore.

Whether you've just signed up, are a twitter old hand, or are just an observer from the sidelines, a bit of advice can go a long way.

We first published this list last summer and are looking to update it - so we'd love to know what you think are the best twitter accounts in the city. Let us know what gems we've missed by emailing us here.


@yorkremembers - Historic pictures and stories relating to Rowntree's

@yorkstories - Thoughtful reflections on York past and present

@yorkarchivesuk - An insight into York's archives and the team who care for them

@yorkwalls - Pictures, facts and musings about the city's famous battlements

@johntomsett - Views from one of York's head teachers

If you want to stay abreast of the post-election fall-out, try:





@timinyork1 - Innovative social change, through small actions

@kersten1england - Views and observations from the city council chief executive

@osbaldwickw - Daily updates from York's own weather station

@archaeologylive - Fascinating insights and pics from York archaeologists

@york_travel - It's not very exciting, but it is useful... Get valuable traffic alerts when you need them

@NYPcontrolroom - Advice, info and occasional humour from the team at Fulford Road

@snayorknorth - And follow regular updates from the Bobbies on the beat in the north of the city...

@snayorkcityeast - ... and the east

@snayorkwest - ... and the west

@rowntreesoc - More evocative memories of all things Rowntree's

@yorkbikebelles - Striving to get more York women cycling

@ThePressCity - A new Press account dedicated to all things YCFC

@sophiechoclady - Analysis and observation from one of York's best young businesses

@VisitYork - See York as the rest of the world sees it

@YorksWildlife - Beautiful images from York and nearby

@OxfamPetergate - Good books for a good cause in the heart of the city

@YorkBeer - An automated account giving local beer and pub news

@Vol_York - All you need to know about volunteering in York

@bishwife - Tips and pictures from BBC York's gardening specialist

@martinyorkpress - A preview of Press pictures, from our own long-serving picture editor

@stnicksfields - Regular updates from one of York's finest green spaces

@YorkCVS - Inspiring stories from many of York's charities

@yorkcityfc - Follow the Minstermen here as well as on the terraces

@YorkNCT - News, tips and support for new parents and parents-to-be

@lee_ymt - Behind the scenes at York's museums

@orillocinema - Outdoor cinema, coming very soon to York...

@bishyroadnet - Food, fun and festivities on Bishopthorpe Road...

@TheGoodFoodShop - ... And lunchtime inspiration from one of the street's many fine shops

@GSwinburn - Governance expert keeping the council on its toes

@saviourofcoffee - Mouthwatering updates from one of York's many independent cafes

@Bluebird_bakery - More tempting treats - bread made in the heart of York

@mileswrites - Varied posts from a local poet, writer and storyteller

@johnsentamu - Reflection and opinion from the Archbishop

@yorkbarbilliard - A niche insight into a classic game making a comeback locally

@goldenballyork - News from York's only community-owned pub

@theyorkmix - News, reviews and events from York's digital magazine

@GeniUSYork - Can you help tackle some of York's biggest problems?

@yorkdigitalcity - The team at the cutting edge of new technology in York

@maltingsyork - If you're not here, this will make you wish you were - York's pub of the year for 2015

@nutmegs_seven - Delicious recipes from a local food blogger

@acts435 - Heartening stories and easy ways to help, from a tenacious York charity

@myyorkchannel - Keep up to date with the development of York's TV station

@MeandMrsFisher - Crafts, cakes and creativity from just outside the Bar Walls

@KatieSchmuecker - Informed debate on pay, poverty and social change

@yorkprofessions - Business opportunities and support

@sashinyork - See the positive work of a determined local charity

We asked for your recommendations. Here are some of the accounts you suggested:

@riverlevel_1900 and @RiverOuseYork - Monitor River Ouse levels wherever you are

@themouseprint - Amazing miniature street-art

@yorkrescueboat - Updates from York's new river safety charity

@gouyclub - It's niche but fun - news and dates from York ukulele enthusiasts

@bikeityork - Updates from local cycling campaigners, including on their work with York schools

@girlguidingnys - News and pictures from local Guide groups

@AcombAlive - Business updates and support from, you guessed it, Acomb

@yorkpastandpres - More local history photos and stories

@yorkonafork - Mouthwatering musings from a local blog

@FirstYork - Waiting for your bus? You can get updates on services here

@NYPYCFC - Views and news from the matchday policing team for York City FC

@york1914 - Occasional tweets and retweets about the excellent WWI exhibition at the Castle Museum

@cityofyork - Official announcements and webcasts of meetings at West Offices

@yorksfoodfinder - More foody goodness, with tips on local trails

@haxbybaker - Tweet with wheat - Tempting updates live from the bake house

@BMYork - Niche but fun - Event updates and photos from York's boardgame club

@yorkbirding - Ideal if your a twitter twitcher. Details and occasionaly photos of interesting bird sightings in and around York.

@YorkPeregrines - On similar lines, use this one for updates on York Minster's resident falcons.

@YorkChocAroma - An utterly brilliant new account by Nestle, using wind-speed measurements to predict the reach each day of York's chocolate aroma. Look out for quirky tweets like this:

York Press:


If those aren't enough, why not follow The Press's key accounts too.

@yorkpress @yorksport @yorkbusiness @york_features