A city centre pub will throw open its doors to feed the homeless and lonely this Christmas. Staff at Digbeth’s Old Crown pub will volunteer their time on Christmas Eve as they feed up to 60 diners for free. They will be given a full Christmas dinner and turkey rolls. Now the pub is calling for help to put together ‘care packages’, which they will also hand out on the day. Ciaran Healy, owner of the pub, said: “We want to reach out to those in need this Christmas.
A Peaky Blinders-style Tommy gun was one of almost 250 firearms handed in to police in just TWO WEEKS. Rounds of ammunition, silencers, air weapons and two deactivated machine guns - including an AK47 - were also given in to police after they launched the two-week long amnesty - in a bid to rid the streets of deadly firearms. West Midlands Police announced the surrender last month, urging those involved in gun crime across the city to switch to the ‘straight and narrow’.
Volunteers at one of the city’s biggest foodbanks fear their shelves will be emptied by a sharp increase in the need for emergency food if the roll-out of Universal Credit continues. Bosses at B30 Foodbank - which has seen a staggering 200 tons of donations since it launched four years ago - are concerned their warehouse will be emptied by a huge increase in demand.
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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
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".