A LOUGHBOROUGH author’s debut book looks to answer a multitude of curious questions such as why Thomas Hardy was buried twice and how a librarian in Manchester invented the thesaurus as a means of coping with depression. Oliver Tearle, (34), a lecturer in English at Loughborough University, is the brains behind Britain by the Book - a travelogue with a literary theme, that looks at unusual writers’ haunts and the surprising places that inspired some of our favourite fictional locations.
“SERIOUS concerns” have been raised about two new housing developments in Barrow-upon-Soar connecting to the village sewer system. The Echo previously reported in April this year that those living in the area faced road closures after a sewage pipe burst twice in one week near Barrow Road, leaking sewage into nearby fields. It is feared the Jelson Homes development, off Melton Road, and the David Wilson Homes build, on land off Nottingham Road, may cause further issues.
A LOUGHBOROUGH man is to take on a seven-day trek up Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the charity that took care of his mother in her final few months. Carl Stroud (48) and his partner Roxanne Attenborough (30) will be lacing up their boots in September 2018 to climb the 20,000ft mountain in a bid to raise money for LOROS. The pair are taking on the trek in memory of Carl’s mum Pat who lost her battle to cancer in October last year.
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".