A new scheme aimed at getting elderly people to enjoy ‘cycling’ is being set up thanks to a Hurstpierpoint businesswoman. Mum-of-two Bridget Hamilton has been inspired to launch the scheme after hearing a talk by Ole Kassow, founder of Cycling Without Age - a group first set up in Denmark as a way of helping elderly people enjoy the outdoors. Under the scheme, volunteer cyclists - known as ‘pilots’ - take local elders and care home residents out on ‘trishaw’ cycle rides.
Dismay is being voiced over the state of the ground in a town centre park following the removal of a temporary ice rink. A number of people have taken to social media to complain about the ‘muddy mess’ after the controversial ice rink was dismantled in Horsham Park last week. There is concern over the loss of grass, bulbs and damage to trees. In one on-line message, there was a suggestion that the ground was being prepared for the next sporting event in the park - ‘mud wrestling’.
Delays have hit plans to re-open historic landscaped gardens on the edge of Horsham next month. Owners of the 200-acre lakes and gardens estate at Leonardslee, Lower Beeding, announced today that the long-awaited re-opening of the site to the public is being postponed from March to July. Delays have been caused, say the owners, by poor weather, the discovery of protected species of newts and bats and the need to upgrade the site to meet safety and environmental standards.
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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".