With its wraparound parallel lines of white, brown and cream, the Latifs building in Digbeth resembles a giant sweet from a packet of Liquorice Allsorts. Which is perfectly appropriate for a vast store that’s been seducing members of the public for generations with the promise of colourful surprises. The family-owned business has always carried a random mixture of amazing bargains, everyday items and speculative purchases that could be useful if you’re tempted to buy.
Birmingham is to get its first monthly Vegan Street Food Festival. As well as giving vegans and vegetarians something fresh to chew on, it will be quickly followed by a Starters and Sweets Festival. The two launch events will be held in the city centre at Brum Yum Yum’s reinvented Hawker Yard. It comes as street food pioneers Digbeth Dining Club launches three times a week.
It's the video that shows just how much - and how fast - modern Birmingham is changing. First there was the extraordinary job of demolishing the Central Library - without damaging the Chamberlain Memorial Fountain in the neighbouring Chamberlain Square. The first bits were nibbled off the top corner of the former library on December 14, 2015 by a DSM demolition concrete-munching mechanical arm.
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".