SHOPPERS have only this weekend left before the old round pound rolls out of general circulation — with around half a billion coins still to be handed in. While some stores will let people continue spending their round pounds for a limited extra period, the coins will no longer be legal tender from midnight on Sunday. Around 500 million old round coins are still lying around in wallets, pockets and piggy banks up and down the country.
BOLTON TUC is delighted that the Labour Council has seen sense and decided to to keep the Harvey Nursery open. We see this as a terrific victory for the parents and staff of Harvey Nursery, as well as the trade unionists and members of the public who supported the campaign to save this priceless asset in Bolton's depleted Early Years provision. At the same time we are disappointed that there is a suggestion of increasing fees in future.
IF the recent National Identity Card programme had been fully implemented beyond 2010, a ‘government trial programme’ of ‘new voter ID measures’ (The Bolton News, October 11) would not be necessary now. The National Identity Card was a plastic credit-card sized photo card containing essential written and electronic information. I still have my card, which is valid till 2020, but is of no real use as the scheme was scrapped before the full roll-out.
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".