How our Best Of South Tyneside Awards caused a Twitter storm

Guests at the Best of South Tyneside Awards.

Guests at the Best of South Tyneside Awards.

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Online followers paid a Twitter tribute to the Best of South Tyneside Awards. Here’s a round-up of an evening to remember.

l South Shields FC hailed their striker Warren Byrne, winner of the Sporting Excellence category, posting: “A huge well done to @wazza_b82 and all of tonight’s winners! #Gazettebest.”

l Warren also got praise from The Customs House: “Worldwide internet sensation and @SouthShieldsFC Warren Byrne wins sporting excellence! On your head son! #gazettebest”

l Sponsors Port of Tyne ‏praised another winner: “The brilliant Bob Stott gets Special Recognition award @shieldsgazette #gazettebest tonight. As good as a Dame hood!”

l Jen Stevens ‏had this to say. “Aaaah the folk of South Tyneside are looking very dapper tonight at the Best Of awards! #gazettebest”

l Radio South Tyneside ‏congratulated their former chairman John Johnson “on his #SouthTyneside #Gazettebest award! “