NOW TV has raised the price of the Sky Sports Day Pass and the Sky Sports Week Pass. A Sky Sports Day Pass is now £7.99, up from £6.99 and a week pass is £12.99, up from £10.99. With the NOW TV packages, your deal automatically rolls on from month to month. Unfortunately, that can land you in a payment trap which drains your cash. If you get caught out, you don’t have to settle for a price hike – here’s how you can get NOW TV for less.
Food waste has become a key issue – not just because of the environmental one, but the financial cost. According to recycling advisory body Wrap, we throw away £13 billion of food every year despite the fact that much of it is so easily avoidable. You might remember seeing coverage of Josephine Liang a few months ago – she's the woman who spends £5 a week on food through apps, supermarket yellow stickers and bin rummaging.
The Royal Mint has released the first of four new Beatrix Potter 50p coins for 2018, featuring Peter Rabbit. Coins with Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and a helpful mouse from The Tailor of Gloucester will be made available later this year. For collectors, the colourful Peter Rabbit coin (pictured below) is available for £60 from the Mint, while an uncoloured version is available for £10. Do you have a valuable 50p coin in your purse or wallet?
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".