50 York twitter accounts to follow

50 York twitter accounts well worth following

50 York twitter accounts well worth following

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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.

So we scoured our timelines and contacts list, and have come up with a list of 50 York-based twitter accounts that are well worth following. If we've missed any gems, please let us know.


@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

@timinyork1 - Innovative social change, through small actions

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

@archaeologylive - Fascinating insights and pics from York archaeologists

@yorkcuriouser - A current city-wide art project

@york_travel - Dull but 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

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

@yorkbikebelles - Striving to get more York women cycling

@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

@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

@jmalexander1982 - Views and news from the city council leader...

@stevegallowayyk - And an alternative standpoint, from one of his predecessors

@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 in the pub, this will make you wish you were

@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

@YorkTimebank - Swap skills, knowledge and time to help others

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


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

@yorkpress @yorksport @yorkbusiness @york_features


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