Twitter adds Trends to 100 additional worldwide cities — 12 more in the UK

Twitter has greatly expanded its Trends product today and has added 100 more cities around the world, including twelve in the UK bringing the total to 16. The new UK cities on Twitter are Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Portsmouth and Sheffield. They join Birmingham, Glasgow, London, and Manchester.

The UK additions, which along with other locations can be browsed by clicking “Change” in the Trends sidebar, join 88 new cities from around the world including Yokohama (Japan), Istanbul (Turkey), Ottowa (Canada), Rome (Italy) and Melbourne (Australia).

It adds continued emphasis to social and local by allowing people around the country, and the world, to get a better idea of what people are talking about on Twitter in their city.

With the update to Trends, Twitter said it now surfaced the “most breaking” news in more than 200 locations around the world.

As well as the 12 UK cities Twitter has picked out some high profile accounts in each of those Trend cities that people might like to follow:

Belfast: Follow @ourbelfastmusic for music events, news and reviews from the city.

Brighton: DJ @FatboySlim lives in Brighton, as does the UK’s only Green Party MP @CarolineLucas.

Bristol: Football fans can follow Bristol Rovers @Official_BRFC and Bristol City@bcfctweets, or for something completely different, try @BristolFutures, Bristol City Council’s economic, green, digital and international group.

Cardiff: Keep up to date with what’s going on at the University with @cardiffuni, or follow singing sensations @Stereophonics.

Edinburgh: Olympic cycling star @ChrisHoy is from the city, and you can also follow the world-famous festival @edinburghfest.

Leeds: Follow @LeedsNews for updates from the Yorkshire Evening News, or former DJ @chrisdjmoyles for celebrity chatter.

Leicester:  Keep up to date with community policing with @leicspolice, and if you’re a rugby fan, then the @LeicesterTigers could be up your street.

Liverpool: Both of the city’s major clubs are on Twitter – @LFC and @Everton, and for updates from one of Liverpool’s best known couples, follow@waynerooney and @ColeenRoo.

Newcastle: Geordie duo @antanddec are regulars on Twitter, and you can also follow their beloved @NUFCOfficial on the platform.

Nottingham: Follow @bbcemt for the latest BBC news, sport and features from the East Midlands, or hear updates from Olympian @BeckAdlington, who grew up in the area.

Portsmouth: Keep up to date with Portsmouth University @PortsmouthUni new or follow @officialpompey for all the latest news from Fratton Park.

Sheffield: Follow Deputy Prime Minister @nick_clegg, MP for Sheffield Halam, or if politics isn’t your bag, what about the world famous @crucibletheatre?