A giant helter skelter is bringing a giant helping of fairground fun to Newcastle over the festive period. NE1 is adding to the city centre’s Christmas attractions with the installation of two pop-up rides at the bottom of Northumberland Street . Set to prove an added treat for families heading into town to enjoy a day out over the holiday season are a new merry-go-round for young ones and particularly the helter skelter. And I, for one, couldn’t resist trying it out.
A Sea Dip for Animals is set to take place in the New Year in a bid to raise funds for guinea pigs. The popular children’s pet is earmarked to benefit from the unique charity event planned for January 2 in Whitley Bay . Organised by Northern Animal Welfare Co-operative, it’s a quirky annual take on the popular New Year’s Day Dip which is always a big occasion in the region.
The annual unveiling of the Christmas tree in Durham Cathedral will take place this weekend during a service that embodies the magic of the season. The traditional lighting of the tree and the service’s candlelit procession are always hugely popular and this year they are set to draw crowds once again to the city landmark. The ceremony - which is always a hit with children - will take place on Sunday, December 17 at 4.30pm.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".