The Herald has played cupid this Valentine's Day by sending two singletons on a blind date. After putting out an appeal on social media for single people to nominate themselves for the chance to by wined and dined at our expense, we picked Emma Whittle and Korey Clough as the lucky couple who should get together over lunch at Zuzimo in Vauxhall Street. Emma, a 28-year-old biologist from Plymouth, told us her dream date would be Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones.
Pancake Day is tomorrow, so we teamed up with The Tudor Rose Tea Rooms to bring you some special recipes that will ensure your Shrove celebrations don't fall flat. Nutella, lemon and sugar, syrup, they're all fillings we know and love but isn't it about time you tested your culinary skills and tried something a bit more adventurous? Besides, it's half term this week so why not make the most of it and treat your loved ones to pancakes for every meal of the day!
We all take to TripAdvisor to find out where is best to eat on a Friday night - but sometimes we get a little more than we bargained for. It seems that many customers like to nit-pick or even completely make up what happened on their trips to eateries across the city when taking to the keyboard. Even Plymouth's top-rated restaurants can be subject to scathing reviews - and many hit back with hilarious responses.
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".