AN EAST Lancashire actor is swapping Accrington Broadway for its New York namesake with a starring role in Brief Encounter. From September, Joe Alessi, 46, stars as both Fred and Albert in the Noel Coward tale, made famous by the 1945 film starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. The new Kneehigh Theatre Production, incorporating songs and digital projections, has already played to packed out audiences across the UK and in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Minneapolis, winning rave reviews.
A MAJOR new theatre production is to have a distinctly Darwen accent - thanks to an article in the Lancashire Telegraph. Rebecca Hutchinson, 24, follows in the footsteps of Lancashire lasses Jane Horrocks and Diana Vickers with the leading role of the production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster. And the play’s director will be Amy Leach, 29, who, like Rebecca, is a former pupil of St Cuthbert’s School.
THREE women have described the historic day Mahatma Gandhi visited Darwen 80 years ago today. As political leader of India, he was invited to see the effects of his country's boycott of cotton goods on Darwen, by Percy and Kathleen Davies, owners of Greenfield Mill, in Darwen.
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".