Most people associate puppet shows with the seaside - but landlocked Leicester got a puppet show with a difference today. Romanian entertainer Nicolae Ciubotaru, aged 37, was in town to display his skills near the Clock Tower. His Michael Jackson and Bob Marley puppets wowed the crowds, bringing in a few quid for the intrepid traveller. Nicolae has been taking his act nationwide for 15 years, performing with puppets up and down the country.
Runners hit the streets of Leicester this morning for the latest addition to the city’s sporting calendar. The first Asda Foundation Leicester 10K got underway as planned and is expected to bring a major boost for local charities. Starting and finishing in Abbey Park, the route took runners across the Grand Union Canal and into the city centre, past the Richard III Visitor Centre, in the shadow of the cathedral, twice over the River Soar and back to the park.
Two decades ago on Thursday the world awoke to the news that Princess Diana had been killed in a car crash in Paris. The 36-year-old princess had become the most photographed woman in the world before her death on 31 August 1997. For at least 16 years before that - the date of her marriage to the Prince of Wales - the people of Britain had followed Diana's followed her life closely.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".