Christmas came early for senior citizens who were treated to a festive variety show with all the trimmings. Weymouth and Portland Lions Club put on a cracking show for elderly people in the borough. It's an annual treat for older residents at a time of goodwill – and comes ahead of another big event organised by the club – the Christmas Day Harbour Swim. Almost 1,000 people attended this year and were treated to a wealth of local talent for free.
Veteran broadcaster Kate Adie reported from the frontline of a Dorset society, extolling the virtues of the county she now calls home. She talked of her love of the area in talk to the Society of Dorset Men. Addressing the county dinner as guest speaker, Ms Adie said: “It’s just wonderful living here in Dorset, locals always chat and pass the time of day. “I adore the Dorset landscape, adore the coast and I am very happy here.
Residents compiling their Christmas lists should put fire safety at the top of it. That's the message from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) which says the extra distractions of Christmas make it especially important to be vigilant during the festive season. The brigade is asking people to take extra care over the festive season to ensure that their families and loved ones are protected from fire.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".