Belfast Telegraph

UK Website of the Year celebrates winning month with record traffic and Twitter followers

By Claire Williamson is celebrating a record month, attracting its highest number of readers and visits just weeks after being named UK Website of The Year.

In May a staggering 3.7 million unique users visited The site also boasted a record 6.7 million visits over the same period.

And you were looking and interacting with a broad spectrum of content from the cast of Star Wars arriving in Northern Ireland to our comprehensive Assembly Election coverage.

There was also phenomenal interest in our exclusive school league tables for both GCSE and A-Level.

Also, thousands of you checked out our Belfast Marathon coverage to see if you could spot yourself in the crowds.

The most-read story for the month of May was about Kenny Bailey - a partially paralysed man who is missing part of his head and was told he is ‘fit to work’ by the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Among our other top performing stories were:

Northern Ireland school league tables at GCSE and A-Level

Star Wars cast arriving in Belfast and taking over Malin Head

Coverage of the annual North West 200 race

Belfast marathon 2016

Our live coverage of the Assembly Election

The weird and wonderful at Film and Comic Con Belfast 2016

And in addition the Belfast Telegraph topped off the month by celebrating a milestone in its number of Twitter followers.

Now more than 100,000 people worldwide follow and interact with the Belfast Telegraph's coverage.

Meanwhile the Belfast Telegraph website came out top at the Regional Press Awards in London. - won the 2015 website of the year.

Shortlisted in the category was the Birmingham Mail; The Chronicle, Newcastle; Southern Daily Echo; Eastern Daily Press and The Irish News.

Judges praised the site's  audience growth, its "great interactivity and media content" and "delivering what readers want on a daily basis".

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