HONEST, witty and plenty of MDMA references... Simon Amstell took to the stage at Loughborough Town Hall on Wednesday (October 18) with his new stand-up show WHAT IS THIS? And though the evening may have focused on questioning everything and anything, one thing is certain, and that is that this reviewer had a ruddy good time. Comedian Mawaan Rizwan warmed up the audience for the former Never Mind the Buzzcocks host and he had the room in hysterics.
THIS year’s Edible Forest Festival, a feast of food and drink events showcasing local produce in Leicestershire, has been hailed as a success. The festival took place at a number of iconic settings in Charnwood last month and many of the events sold out. Edible Forest 2017 featured Forest Funk, Family Forest Adventure and Tea in the Tower - a traditional tea, full of the finest local produce, served in the Old John Tower in the heart of Bradgate Park.
A SCRIMSHAW flask, which was presented to a Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry regiment in 1977 and has been missing for over a decade, has returned to Loughborough after being spotted on eBay. Thanks to eagle-eyed Karl Charters, the historical item now sits in a case in the Carillon Museum, in Queen’s Park, having travelled all over the country for the past 10-15 years.
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".