But Oliver Parry, who says that in the early days he worked 120 hours a week to make his award-winning Salopian Bar one of the best in the county, fears everything could be lost if the decision of a rates tribunal does not go his way. “Twelve years of hard work, and one piece of paper through the letterbox could kill us,” he says bleakly.
"But we weren't like the Good Samaritan in the Bible," says the soldier, who lived in Shropshire after returning from the war. "We were the robbers who passed them by and left." It is 100 years today since the war ended for Harry Patch, the unassuming plumber who went on to become the last living veteran of the First World War. The memory of his last moments fighting in the Battle of Passchendaele stayed with him for his life, but there were some things he felt just too traumatised to talk about.
Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski accused the national media of trying to deliberately create a narrative of bickering politicians. Mr Kawczynski said Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union was one of the most important issues the country has faced in a generation, and MPs would not be doing their jobs properly if they did not have “vigorous debate” about the questions that surrounded it.
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".