The picture above appears in my colleague Bob Hind’s latest book Portsmouth In Transition. It shows the top end of White Hart Road, Old Portsmouth in the 1950s. You’ll find the abarbistro on the right today. Mike Nolan, of Wymering, walked along the road to school every day from the age of five in 1948. He says: ‘By the headboard of the lorry was an old gate which had a sign saying Shell-Mex on top. Then there was a public toilet and passing that you turned on to the quay.
As you may be aware, next month marks the 100th anniversary of women being given the vote. But perhaps you, like regular contributor Simon Hart, thought all women were given the vote in 1918 through the Representation of the People Act which received Royal Assent on February 6, 1918. As with so-called facts, the detail has been simplified beyond the truth.
Apart from the Solent, the Portsmouth area is lucky enough to also have two world-famous land-based playgrounds in its back yard. Many of you will regularly pop along the M27 to enjoy the New Forest, but it is the second national park on our doorstep – the South Downs – in which we probably spend most of our outdoors time. Perhaps you drive through part of it on your daily commute not truly appreciating its beauty?
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".