A Kemsing parrot popular with punters was discovered dead clutching his favourite pub snack in his claw – a pork scratching. Charlie, the African Grey parrot, was a regular at The Rising Sun in Cotman's Ash Lane for more than 40 years until three weeks ago. Landlady of the pub Michelle Hunter said: "I have been with Charlie for the best part of 23 years. "So it's such a shame he's gone. The pub doesn't feel the same without him."
It is the place we all know, love, and live, but there are some things about Kent some of us may not have heard. And there are plenty of interesting facts and pieces of history right under our noses. Kent Live has put together 14 facts about our beloved county. Which ones didn't you know? The very first white lines on the road were painted on the London to Folkestone Road in Ashford, in 1914. America claims it got there first, with Michigan apparently experimenting with the idea in 1911.
A 'creepy' Tunbridge Wells taxi driver has admitted taking more than 250 videos up the skirts of young women and teenage schoolgirls in Royal Victoria Place shopping centre. Mark Bernerd Durden, of Old Town Hill in Lamberhurst, appeared at Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court this morning (January 17). The 60-year-old grandfather pleaded guilty to committing an act of outraging public decency by taking images up the skirts of women, without their knowledge, over the course of three 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".