Cars, dragons, Jedis, the President of the United States and umpteen Santas were just some of the sights at this year's Matlock raft event. The annual Boxing Day spectacular started at 10am when 36 teams took to the river aboard their homemade vessels. The journey along the river from Matlock to Cromford Meadows took around an hour-and-a-half for each team, who braved fast-moving currents, a chilly outside temperature of around 2C and being pelted with water jets by other competitors.
Do you want to build a snowman? Problem is, there's no snow. But that isn't stopping people around Derby, especially at the Royal Derby Hospital. And we have discovered that, in fact, creating snow people from everyday objects is a growing trend within the wards and corridors at the hospital this Christmas. With plastic cups, bedpans and other medical consumables, staff and their helpers have been helping to create a winter wonderland.
As TV favourite Blind Date is looking for contestants for its latest series, Derby Telegraph picture editor Victoria Wilcox recalls the time when she appeared on the show...Back when Mariah Carey was singing about her Dream Lover, Whitney was belting out that she Will Always Love You and Meatloaf told us that he Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't do That)... I was dreaming of hearts and happily ever after.
@SlimmingWorld major local level marketing methods rethink required - SW woman waving plastic bag and shouting directly at me “would YOU like info on Slimming World?!” As I left Tesco in Heanor with my shop is NOT motivational and it is intimidating/misdirected. Shame on you.
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".