Pet well-being charity PDSA, which runs the Pet Hospital in Hawes Side Lane, Blackpool, turns 100 today. It was on this date in 1917 the charity’s founder, Maria Dickin, first set up a dispensary for sick animals of the poor in London’s East End. From the first basic dispensary in London’s Whitechapel, Maria took PDSA to other towns and cities by way of a horse-drawn ambulance, treating animals and educating adults and children in the proper care of them.
We are sailing back through the years this week with ship-themed nostalgia in Fleetwood. Starting with a site no longer seen in the port, a pleasure boat. This undated black-and-white archive shot shows crowds at the dock and on board the pleasure boat in the early 1900s. Most of the people pictured on the beach are watching the steamer as it glides through the water. And a Fleetwood timber ship can be seen at the docks, captured in September 1968. The logs are pictured being loaded aboard.
Taken nearly 50 years apart, these two shots of Church Road, in Lytham, show how little some things have changed over the last half a century. The top black-and-white picture from our archives is dated January 1970It shows Church Road, in Lytham, looking towards the square – near the junction with Agnew Street. This area has always been popular for its variety of independent shops, some of which can be seen on the older shot.
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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".