Looking at a map of the Isle of Dogs pubs that have now closed is depressing. The cluster of boozers at the north end of the Isle of Dogs, closest to Canary Wharf, have mostly gone since the gleaming towers of London's new financial district opened; replaced by towering apartment blocks to house the office staff that replaced the dockers.
You encounter them regularly — to top up your Oyster, grab a snack, drink, or pick up a newspaper — but who's behind the till at your local newsagent? Who's the person who makes sure the shop is open when you need a pint of milk and a paper? We wanted to find out, so nipped into Jack's Newsagent on Clerkenwell Road. Among the soft drinks, sweets, chocolate bars and stationery we find Dipen Patel, who took on the shop just over five years ago after a career in IT.
You love food. You love beer. You've even tried food paired with beer. But apart from the traditional steak and ale pie combo, it's not often you find beer used successfully as an ingredient. That oesn't mean it's not to be found. We've picked out some unusual dishes using beer that you can find in London restaurants, plus hand-selected the best examples of its traditional uses in cooking. Cheers!
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".