Islington Council was trying to take free bus passes away from pensioners. They were up in arms over plans to charge them £5 a year, and voted unanimously to fight the town hall at a stormy meeting of Islington Pensioners’ Forum. Their campaign was backed by Islington South and Finsbury MP Chris Smith, who pledged to oppose his colleagues on the Labour council. He said: “It’s wrong in principle to charge for a pass.
A Finsbury Park church is holding an open day to fundraise for its flatulent organ. St Thomas the Apostle, in St Thomas’s Road, has an ultra rare instrument made by famous manufacturer Monk’s of Holloway. But after 127 years of wear and tear, the organ needs repairing as it leaks too much air. As part of its ongoing fundraising, the church is holding the open day between midday and 5pm on Saturday. It will be selling home-made food, vintage clothing, second-hand books and Christmas gifts.
A campaign group has lost its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park – but has promised to appeal yet again by taking the case to the Supreme Court. At the Court of Appeal on Thursday, Friends of Finsbury Park failed in its challenge against a judge’s decision last year which allowed Haringey Council to continue hiring out the park for large-scale events.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".