Drinkers got a surprise boost in the Budget today, with a freeze on alcohol taxes. People were expecting a rise similar to that seen in March, when there was an extra 2p duty added to a pint, 10p to a bottle of wine and 30p to a bottle of whisky. But possibly to try and coax us through the long winter days, Chancellor Philip Hammond decided to let us off. The freeze will apply to wine, spirits, beer and ciders. The only type is won’t apply to is high-strength, low-quality alcohol.
People are getting excited* about the new 26-30 railcard, thinking they might actually be able to afford the train for once. But for those over 30, it’s not exactly the dream. Here we are, graduating into the financial crash, priced off the housing ladder, and we can’t even get a railcard as a consolation prize? It has become quite a bugbear, so naturally our question is whether we can still get a railcard if we’re at the upper age limit when it comes out?
A woman fell to the ground after she was punched by another mum as they tried to get close to Peppa Pig at the Hamleys Parade. Both women were in a crowd of around 800,000 shoppers trying to get close to their favourite toy characters for a meet and greet. The victim, in her 50s, was knocked out cold and had to be taken to hospital while other adults and children continued to scramble to get close to Peppa Pig.
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".