North Devon’s MP has waded into a environmental crisis, inviting Environment Minister Michael Gove to see the problem for himself. The area is on the brink of an “environmental disaster”, according to a group of locals, after a breach in a seawall was widened by Storm Eleanor causing Braunton Marsh to flood. A group fighting to save the marsh – what it calls “a hidden asset” – has attracted 6,300 members since it was set up.
The search is on to find the UK’s Village of the Year and a number of Devon villages are in the running. The Channel 4 competition’s first episode, presented by Penelope Keith, airs today at 3pm. A showcase of the UK’s best villages will aired at 3pm every day this week until Saturday when at 8pm the UK’s Village of the Year will be announced. Today DevonLive.com looks at Clovelly, the first contender to feature from Devon. Other Devon villages in the running include: Lydford, Lympstone and Beer.
A North Devon family say they were “astonished” when they found a memorial bench to a lost loved one had been hijacked by another family. Grandfather Mike Rutter contacted DevonLive.com earlier this month after his stepchildren’s families went to visit a memorial bench for their biological father, Colin Sills.
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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".