The Twitter UK Blog

Keeping you connected to everything from Twitter in the UK.

Leicester City: champions of England

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Leicester City’s dream became reality when they clinched the @PremierLeague title last night, and it triggered a huge surge of conversation on Twitter, led by the players themselves.

In fact, the climax of the Leicester fairytale led to an 86% increase in normal activity in the UK.

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A better way to connect with people

With the Connect tab, you can easily find and follow relevant accounts that matter to you

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Businesses are invited to join the Twitter #JobFair, taking place across Europe on May 19

Businesses across Europe are being invited to sign up for the 2016 virtual #JobFair, which will take place on Thursday 19 May. The online fair brings together employers and job hunters across Europe in a one-of-a-kind networking event.

Whatever you do for a living — or whatever you’d like to do — you can utilize Twitter to build your professional profile and network, hunt for jobs, or simply tune in to the latest news and conversations about your industry.

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Is this an emoji I see before me? Twitter plays its part in #Shakespeare400

Is this an emoji I see before me?

He was the greatest ever wordsmith, would surely have been a fan of Twitter, and now Shakespeare has been immortalised in emoji history.

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Congratulations @AnthonyFJoshua

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Anthony Joshua (@AnthonyFJoshua) became the latest British heavyweight champion of the world on Saturday - and immediately took to Twitter to show off his new IBF belt.

Joshua shared a mobile video - a feature available to all Twitter users - with his followers, direct from his dressing room.

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#WT20Final

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England (@EnglandCricket) take on @WestIndies for the ICC World Twenty20 crown on Sunday and Twitter will be at the heart of the action.

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#LondonVotes

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With the vote to decide the next Mayor of London around the corner, Twitter UK is hosting a special Q&A session with candidates

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From the Lake District to the Palace, ten years of amazing stories on Twitter

Twitter is a platform where some wonderful stories have unfolded over the last ten years. We wanted to highlight just a few that have made an impact in the UK as we mark our tenth birthday.

We hope the range of stories collected here points to the different ways that Twitter connects people to the world around them. Whether it is breaking news, campaigns for social change, books, the land, or the food we eat, it is all happening on Twitter.

Herdy Shepherd

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#SixNations - Story so far

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England have the opportunity to secure a Grand Slam this weekend, in what has already been a hugely successful Six Nations on the field and on Twitter.

We wanted to see which of the nation’s have been dominating tournament conversation, so we re-ranked the Six Nations table based on Tweet mentions. As it happens, going into the final weekend our Twitter table perfectly mirrors the actual tournament standings:

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How one talented author has secured her debut publishing deal through the power of Twitter

Twitter has long been the place for storytelling. And now one talented author has secured her debut publishing deal through the power of the platform.

Budding writer Laura McVeigh (@lcmcveigh) pitched her idea for a novel in a Tweet to literary agents Curtis Brown (@CBGBooks) as part of their monthly #PitchCB initiative.

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