Story Editor at Trinity Mirror's Loughborough Echo.
As well as the print edition, I also edit the website and take special responsibility for the Lifestyle section, covering Travel, Gaming, Gadgets, Technology, Motoring and Nostalgia.
IN THE last six months more than nine hundred vans have been broken into across Leicestershire and Rutland and thousands of pounds worth of tools have been stolen. Leicestershire Police has released these startling figures to warn van owners that they need to remove their tools from their van particularly when it’s parked at night. Even if the vehicle is locked, some offenders are able to break in with no signs of forced entry – by using devices which override the locking system.
Following the record breaking, five-star smash hits Cinderella and Aladdin comes a brand new pantomime adventure at Loughborough Town Hall that targets your funny bone! This year, residents are invited to travel deep into the heart of magical Sherwood Forest, where the men wear the tights and the women wear the trousers, with Robin Hood.
SEASON tickets at Leicester cost almost £100 less than the Premier League average. The cheapest season tickets at the King Power Stadium cost £365 according to the new BBC Price of Football study. That’s £99 less than the average for the equivalent tickets at other top flight clubs. It also means that Leicester’s cheapest season tickets are only marginally more expensive than they were five seasons ago (£350).
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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
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
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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".