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Newspaper Invites Anyone To Submit To Their Liveblog, Carnage Predictably Ensues

Things just got interesting in Bridlington, thanks to the people contributing tweets to the #Bridnews hashtag.

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If you visited the Bridlington Free Press website today you may have seen some extra-interesting news. People have realised that ANY tweet with the #bridnews hashtag will appear in its liveblog.

And we mean anything.

The paper, owned by Johnston Press, uses liveblogging tech from CoveritLive, which simply pulls in all tweets with that hashtag. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

The #Bridnews hashtag continued on and on, all being broadcast to Free Press readers. There was important public service information.

#bridnews THE MAYOR IS DOING KARATE ON THE SAND AT 18:00 FIGHT HIM AND BECOME MAYOR YOURSELF IF YOU WIN

Rory@RoryMaybe

#bridnews THE MAYOR IS DOING KARATE ON THE SAND AT 18:00 FIGHT HIM AND BECOME MAYOR YOURSELF IF YOU WIN

12:46 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Council to abolish lampposts and road signs in bid to keep town safe for text-and-walkers #bridnews

JAMWAH@JAM_WAH

Council to abolish lampposts and road signs in bid to keep town safe for text-and-walkers #bridnews

3:04 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Warnings about wildlife on the loose.

#bridnews Man made of kestrels spotted zigzagging down Fortyfoot. Public are advised to stay away from mice.

JAMWAH@JAM_WAH

#bridnews Man made of kestrels spotted zigzagging down Fortyfoot. Public are advised to stay away from mice.

1:06 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#bridnews GIANT SCARAB SPOTTED OFF FLAMBOROUGH HEAD. APPEARS TO BE A MOTHERSHIP FOR SMALLER SCARABS.

JAMWAH@JAM_WAH

#bridnews GIANT SCARAB SPOTTED OFF FLAMBOROUGH HEAD. APPEARS TO BE A MOTHERSHIP FOR SMALLER SCARABS.

3:06 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Scientific observations.

This guy was VERY up to date on the latest Bridlington news.

sacked chimney-sweep pumps boss full of mayonnaise #bridnews

paul mitchell@paujosmit

sacked chimney-sweep pumps boss full of mayonnaise #bridnews

2:27 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Crazed wolves in store a bad mistake admits Mothercare #bridnews

paul mitchell@paujosmit

Crazed wolves in store a bad mistake admits Mothercare #bridnews

2:26 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bridlington headmaster suspended for using big-faced child as satellite dish #Bridnews

paul mitchell@paujosmit

Bridlington headmaster suspended for using big-faced child as satellite dish #Bridnews

2:23 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Child made of paint wins by-election. #bridnews

paul mitchell@paujosmit

Child made of paint wins by-election. #bridnews

2:25 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There was this charming mini-poem about arms.

#bridnews My arms are great. Look at my arms. Arms. #arms

JAMWAH@JAM_WAH

#bridnews My arms are great. Look at my arms. Arms. #arms

1:28 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This guy was trapped INSIDE the liveblog like Jeff Bridges in Tron.

#bridnews help im trapped in the internet, if you're reading this you're my only hope. please alert the authorities, i am trapped in the web

Rory@RoryMaybe

#bridnews help im trapped in the internet, if you're reading this you're my only hope. please alert the authorities, i am trapped in the web

12:48 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I didn't know this about Bridlington.

TIL Andre the Giant and Macho Man Randy Savage were both born in Bridlington #bridnews

Mr Surveyor@inspiringlondon

TIL Andre the Giant and Macho Man Randy Savage were both born in Bridlington #bridnews

2:49 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It didn't take long for BuzzFeed UK employees to get involved.

We are well and truly through the fourth wall.

Meanwhile, in actual Bridlington...

Bridlington, we salute you.

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