There will be a range of events during 2018 to mark 100 years since the final actions and then the end of the First World War. But there are other, quite different centenaries being marked as the year goes on. Next month will see Steeple Aston reflect on its own history when members of the village’s Women’s Institute celebrate 100 years since the formation of the branch, which can claim to be the oldest still in existence in Oxfordshire.
A family tragedy has inspired a member of the team at Dar Lighting in Banbury to get on his bike and take on an epic challenge for charity. Alfred Chipembele has signed up to a global effort to prevent road deaths in his native Zambia and is just starting his training. He is looking to take part in Transaid’s Cycle Zambia 2018 in September. This will see him cycle 490 kilometres from Lusaka to the Victoria Falls in Zambia, with the goal of contributing £3,650 to the charity’s work in Africa.
Rugby’s biggest music event in years was unexpectedly rocked this evening, Friday, by the Mayweather vs McGregor in Las Vegas. Down on the Close takes place at Rugby School tomorrow, Saturday, August 26, with a string of big names in a one-day festival. But the person attracting the big publicity has been Imelda May, riding high on the back of a new image and new sound. But organisers were forced to release a statement earlier this evening, Friday, saying the star had pulled out.
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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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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".