[Click here to see a larger version.] The mothers of this city are a diverse bunch. Just ask Mush, the local social network for mums. It has 50,000 users in London, and every one of them gets to pick from a long list of descriptor tags to help them find like-minded mum friends in their ends. Above, we’ve crunched Mush’s data to reveal which tags are most popular in which postcodes, from cyclists to foodies to entrepreneurs. Consider it our Mother’s Day tribute to the most important Londoners of all.
In 2016 we asked our readers around the world to vote for the businesses they love in their city: the coolest bar in town, a music venue pulling in the hottest new talent or an amazing restaurant that everyone needs to know about. Now we’re doing it all again. Voting is open for the Time Out Love London Awards 2018, and these are the categories. Voting is simple and quick, and you can nominate a favourite venue in all 12 categories.
Massive news for anyone with a bladder: from 2019, you won’t have to spend a penny to spend a penny at any of London’s mainline rail stations. Network Rail has announced it will scrap toilet charges at King’s Cross, Euston, Liverpool Street, Paddington and Waterloo (London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria went free-to-pee last year). In the ten years to 2017, the public body made more than £24 million from its London stations’ five most lucrative loos.
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".