Whether you call it the summer solstice or midsummer, most look forward to the longest day of the year and the potential sunshine it brings. The summer solstice is the day of the year we enjoy the most daylight hours - and according to astronomers it officially marks the beginning of the summer season (although meteorologists might dispute this!). But the solstice doesn't always fall on the same date every year. So what is it, what happens and when does it end?
As the long winter months roll on and the days get colder, we all yearn for a nice hot meal in cosy surroundings. Sometimes you can be spoilt for choice in trying to decide a good pub to visit for a delicious Sunday roast. But never fear - Kent Live has compiled a list of some of the cosiest pubs serving the most delicious Sunday feasts. From crispy roasties and Yorkshire puddings, to perfect gravy and tender meat, a Sunday roast is the traditional jewel in the British cuisine crown.
The fleeting flurries of snow may be behind us and the days might be getting a little longer, but we might not be over the worst of the winter weather just yet. That's because top forecasters are warning a phenomenon, known as a 'sudden stratospheric warming', could mean a very cold spell at the end of February. It could see daytime temperatures struggle to get above freezing, with a bitter wind and hard frosts making it feel even colder.
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".