This week a woman gave birth to her first child in the car park of Watford General Hospital after she was unable to make it into the maternity suite in time. She described the experience as “very sudden” and even went home with her newborn daughter later that day. She was lucky that she made it as far as the car park as it meant there were nurses and other trained staff - as well as shocked onlookers - on hand to help and make sure the baby was delivered safely.
Volunteers are being called upon to help clear up the streets of Watford as part of a nationwide campaign. Watford Borough Council and its partner Veolia are once again backing The Great British Spring Clean, which will run from Friday 2 to Sunday March 4 and will be led by Keep Britain Tidy. Last year’s campaign saw more than a hundred residents, school children, councillors and Veolia staff help clean up eight different areas of Watford.
Good evening. The chance to let your hair down and enjoy yourselves after a long week may have finally arrived however, it is set to be a bitterly cold weekend. It will be dry tonight with clear skies but temperatures are set to quickly drop once darkness falls. Tomorrow there will be sunshine but it will not be warm. Winds are set to strengthen and temperatures will reach no more than 4C.
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".