Do you have a bright idea that could bring isolated and vulnerable people together and help them bond over a fun activity? A community centre has launched a project to tackle loneliness and social isolation among new parents, refugees, the elderly and those with disabilities. The Mill in Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, announced ‘Grow Your Idea 2’ this week which will provide funding, room hire and mentoring for six people with the necessary skills and ideas needed to lead activities.
There's congestion to watch out for on your commute home this Friday evening but the good news it it will stay dry tonight. This evening is expected to stay dry with light winds with the average temperature being 4 degrees. Overnight, temperatures will drop to 2 degrees and patches of fog may form. There is a good service on all lines. There is congestion on the A12 eastbound from Leyton to Wanstead approaching Redbridge Roundabout.
An aspiring gardener who designed a flower border while juggling motherhood and working full-time in communications will see her creation exhibited at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Alexa Ryan-Mills of Hale End Road in Walthamstow came up with the idea of designing a border to allow people with limited green space to increase pollinator populations near their homes.
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".