Think Brits are boozy? Think again. We barely scrape into the top 10 of who drinks the most alcohol. Research by mobile discount voucher app Vouchercloud shows that when it comes to the amount of pure alcohol consumed per person per head, the UK is down in ninth place. Our average of 12.3 litres per person is dwarfed by Lithuania at the top, which consumes 18.2 litres. The last time the list was compiled in 2015 Moldova was top but they have now been usurped by both Lithuania and Belarus.
The Liberation Group has become the latest business to stop offering plastic straws in its pubs. It is the largest pub group to date to make the move away from plastic straws in all of its 100 pubs across the Channel Islands and the West Country. "Our pubs use millions of straws each year, so we see the switch really benefiting the environment," said managing director – pubs and inns, Jayson Perfect. "Plastic straws are a blight on our coastlines, marine life and our oceans.
England are there. A World Cup is still a major event without the Three Lions but trade takes a hit like the man in the wall who a receives free kick rocket to the bread basket. I am so excited I can barely contain myself. I haven't felt this way for about four years now â€“ this 'sickness' I suffer has come and gone since about 1986. It's only the bloody World Cup! And even though expectations are low (but inevitably building) this is one to savour.
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".