Ed Sheeran has revealed he will be performing a UK and European stadium tour, with the dates to be announced tomorrow. The Glastonbury headliner shared the news on his Instagram page today with a mildy disturbing photo of him cavorting with a cake. He told his 13.3m followers: "Announcing UK and Europe stadium tour tomorrow. This was the only picture I could find at short notice x." It has not yet been confirmed what stadiums he will play but a Manchester date looks likely.
US brewery Lagunitas has its sights set on Manchester for its first UK operation. The Californian company has announced plans to open a new brewery across the pond and has named Manchester as a contender for the spot to build it. Brewmaster Jeremy Marshall told trade website Brewers Journal: "Places like Manchester, London and Leeds have great beer scenes. We have people at Lagunitas that are interested in coming over to run the brewery, stay in the UK, and become part of that scene."
Peter Kay will help two Bolton families pay for potentially lifesaving cancer treatment with two fundraising shows next month in Manchester. The comedian will speak about his life and work at two Q&A shows at the O2 Apollo on Sunday July 15. All proceeds from the show will go to help 12-year-old Kyle Buckley, from Deane, and mum-of-three Polly Haydock, from Westhoughton, who are both battling cancer.
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".