With the Christmas light now switched on in the city centre we are definitely now on the countdown to Christmas, with only 36 days left to go. It may be a little bit early for some, but it could be time to start thinking about getting the house decorated for the festive season. Perhaps the most important thing to get right is the Christmas tree.
A man from Nottingham found dead in woods outside Ilkeston has been named as Timothy Alan Hardy. Mr Hardy, 48, was found by a member of the public in trees off Beauvale Drive in Cotmanhay Woods on the afternoon of Monday, November 6, the Derbyshire Telegraph reports. Police said at the time that they did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances behind the death. They prevented access to the woods for several hours while they investigated what happened.
A spectacular meteor shower will take place in the skies above Nottingham this evening. Every November the The Leonid Meteor Shower gives observers the chance to see up to 15 meteors streak across the sky each hour and you will not need a telescope to see them, as long as the clouds hold off. This year it will at its peak visible tonight, Friday November 17, so if you’re willing to face the chilly weather you should get a great view of this natural phenomenon.
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".