So you're lucky enough to be in a position to buy your first house (just as letting fees are scrapped - typical). It's all great news, but prepare for an influx of bamboozling information that, frankly, you could do without (side note: buying a house is tough enough without having to navigate nonsense). Here's are things to keep in mind when making those all-important decisions.
With 100 performers, three huge stages, trapeze artists, BMX stunt men and celebs including Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp, Arena Birmingham is gearing up for a huge festive season. And we have teamed up with The Ticket Factory to give three lucky families a chance to win tickets to the show. Peter Pan - Christmas in Neverland is a twist on the traditional panto, a spectacle featuring super CGI on a 60ft wide screen, a 10,000 gallon water wall and even a 25ft animatronic crocodile.
Central England Co-op stores will be giving out special gifts to deserving local people in the run up to Christmas in a specially designed golden Christmas stocking packed with Co-op treats. You can also help get in the Christmas spirit by donating items to one of the food banks that will be in each of Central England Co-op’s stores as the Society appeals for help to support all those in need at this festive time of year.
Great read by @alicevjones on the @theipaper. I've never before thought about how our future politicians will likely have extensive digital pasts. What is the world going to look like with this in mind? https://t.co/AxLFc9Atcm
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".