It may have started out in 2006 as an innovative way by which to share snippets of information with friends, but these days large organisations increasingly use Twitter to get their messages out to the general public.
The public sector is catching on to this, and two Twitter sites that may be of interest to you belong to Warwickshire County Council and Rugby Borough Council. Both sites contain breaking news stories, with links to where you can read more about the particular topic. These sites are often a good first place to visit on the internet if you want to source the most up to date information from your local councils.
Which begs the question, does Shilton Parish Council need a Twitter page? Leave me a comment below if you have an opinion!