Slough Writers have given the top award in their annual competition to veteran member Mike Pearcy again. The writers are a group of enthusiasts who all live in or around Slough and meet every week at the Palmer Arms in Dorney at 7.30pm on Monday nights. It is is the fourth year running Mr Pearcy has won their competition. He lives in Burnham and his article Hunger in the Shadows about food banks in the UK was a clear winner with his colleagues.
Glimmering gold gates and grills have been restored to their original splendour at historic Cliveden. The National Trust has restored them to look exactly as William Waldorf Astor intended commissioned them 120 years ago at the beautiful Taplow mansion which was the Astor home for many years. In 1895 Astor commissioned Singers of Frome to produce lavish gold gates and grills to adorn his show-piece South Terrace.
Young patients at Slough's Wexham Park Hospital are enjoying some festive cheer, thanks to the generosity of the local community. Footballers, supermarket workers and airline staff are among those who have visited Ward 24, the children’s ward, in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Many came bearing gifts such as toys or treats.More visitors are expected in the run up to the big day.
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".