Local, local, local has been one of the biggest mantras within foodie circles in recent years - so you'd think it would be easy for a restaurant to source fresh organic vegetables and salads grown nearby. But it's surprisingly difficult in Co Down according to horticulturist David Love Cameron, who is reviving a Victorian kitchen garden in Helen's Bay.
Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings found it laughable that Michael Hayes donned military camouflage gear to issue his apology. Julie Hambleton, who lost her sister, Maxine, in the 1974 atrocity, branded his apology "an insult". Hayes had dressed in military gear for the interview with the BBC's Kevin Magee, in which he claimed to have been part of the group behind the IRA attack.
Forget champagne and oysters - if you want to get a Chilean flamingo in the mood for romance you need to think fake eggs. Belfast Zoo senior keeper Allan Galway says no eggs have ever been laid in the Chilean flamingo colony, which has been at the zoo since 2010. But this breeding season, keepers decided to build some fake nests for the flock and got a local wood turner to produce some 'dummy' eggs to stimulate the flamingos' natural breeding behaviours - and it has worked.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".