Time is being called on pubs, and in Manchester the numbers are falling. The last six years has seen 245 pubs close their doors across the city - a fall of nearly 14 per cent, much more marked than the national decline of 11 per cent. But with the craft beer boom, it's obvious that the modern version of a proper boozer has a part to play. The ones that survive are those that adapt, that offer a quality product, that don't rely on their regulars but welcome fresh faces and new communities.
The Black Friday sale bonanza is back for 2017, and Manchester's football clubs are getting in on the action. Man City is knocking up to 30% off selected lines in store and online, including their Christmas jumper range. The perfect prezzie for any Man City fan over the festive season, the branded pullovers include a City penguin in sky blue for children, now £17.50 down from £25. And grown-ups needn't miss out on the festive fun, with this adults Santa jumper in blue now £21 down from £30.
Tickets for Liam Gallagher's gig at the Lancashire County Cricket Club went on sale this morning, and some fans aren't happy after missing out. The tickets went live at 9am, but some people claim they sold out in 'seconds'. One such fan was @0689Jamie, who posted a screenshot to his Twitter account which seems to show that tickets were sold out at 9am. The screenshot was captioned: "LG tickets selling out within 30 seconds, who are these people who get tickets."
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".