Who’s made our list of East Anglia’s top tweeters of 2016?

A Twitter app on an iPhone screen is shown. Photo: AP Photo/Richard Drew, File.

A Twitter app on an iPhone screen is shown. Photo: AP Photo/Richard Drew, File. - Credit: AP

As 2016 draws to a close, here's a look at some local social media stars who have kept their followers entertained and well-informed throughout the year.


• @SgtMarkShepherd

The Community Sergeant for Norwich East has captured the hearts of local tweeps thanks to his fantastic posts using the hashtag #SelfiesWithCops where he uploads photos taken with members of the public. This Christmas he attracted even more attention than usual, with lots of people taking to Twitter to comment on his 'glitter beard' which he created as part of his Decembeard Challenge to raise money for those suffering with bowel cancer.


• @SarahGPerry

If winning the Waterstones 2016 Book of the Year award didn't already place Norwich-based author Sarah Perry on your list of ones to watch out for in 2017, then her Twitter account just might. Filled with book reviews, reading recommendations, amusing anecdotes, adoration for Alan Partridge and even a few cute cat photos, this is a page that avid readers need to follow in the New Year if they're not doing so already.


• @HuwSayer

If your Twitter feed could do with an injection of business and technology related news and ideas, we recommend following Huw Sayer as his collection of local and national tweets is bound to bring you just that.


• @dilbertthecorgi

Photos of this cute Cardigan Welsh Corgi will instantly brighten up your day. Need we say more?


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• @NCFCBigScreen

The first big rotating screen in world football was installed at Carrow Road earlier this year and to mark the occasion, a Twitter account was created. Follow for football puns, fun facts and all the big screen updates you could ever dream of.


• @JoClarke7

If, like us, you love looking at beautiful photos of the region, you'll definitely want to check out Jo's Twitter, which is crammed full of brilliant pictures, from striking sunset shots to snaps of big attractions such as Norwich Cathedral.


• @InspProvart

Norfolk Police Chief Inspector and Deputy Head of the Community Safety Department, Lou Provart is doing a great job of keeping the local community updated on police activity, sharing updates and photos of events and incidents, as well as educating his followers on the importance of LGBT services.


• @charlieboychef

Foodie fans will get a kick out of following chef Charlie Hodson as he can introduce you to some of the finest restaurants, ingredients and artisan producers Norfolk has to offer. If that wasn't enough, he's also a passionate advocate for many local causes and charities, from the Benjamin Foundation to the YANA Project, so you're bound to find a little inspiration - be it food related or charitable - on his account.


• @NorwichFashion

If you've got a passion for fashion then look no further than Norwich Fashion Week's Twitter account. As well as providing all the latest information about the big event in March, they also share great deals from local retailers, beauty tips and tricks, gift ideas, as well as fashion news and history.


• @theuearabbit

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one cannot set foot onto UEA's campus without spotting a rabbit, they are everywhere, but one in particular is stealing the spotlight thanks to this Twitter account. Follow the page to keep up to date with all the rabbit's antics.


• @NorwichCultCity

If you ever find yourself looking for something to do in Norwich, head to this account, which is regularly updated with local events that will add a little culture to your life. From concerts to art exhibits, you'll find it all listed here.


• @Brays_Cottage

Pie lovers, this one is for you. Sarah Pettegree's Twitter is an equal mix of fun, food and photos, most of which are related to her business, Bray's Cottage Pork Pies.


• @PeoplesAstro

Mark Thompson is a local Astronomer, TV presenter and the President of Norwich Astronomical Society and as such has a lot of interesting things to say. Over on his Twitter you'll find scientific facts, photos and videos that will make you think a little more about the world around you.


• @UEAGighistory

Take a stroll down memory lane with this fantastic Twitter account, collecting and sharing photos, posters, tickets and other memorabilia from LCR gigs of the past, including the likes of Madness, Duran Duran and Sparks.


• @BungayTownFC

Football fans will laugh out loud at The Black Dogs' Twitter, which is packed full of great one liners, lively conversation and random thoughts. Even if sport isn't your thing, you're bound to find something on there that will amuse you.

• Who's your favourite tweeter of 2016? Let us know in the comments below.