Fed up Fife rail commuters have called for an end to travel misery caused by unreliable services. They have the backing of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP Lesley Laird, who questioned ScotRail’s ability to “turn around its performance” before the contract with operator Abellio runs out in 2025. Action group Fairness for Fife Commuters is among those campaigning for an end to skipped stations and cancellations.
Fife crime writer Val McDermid launched a criminally good programme for the ReimagiNation festival taking place in Glenrothes this spring. Developed in consultation with local residents, the festival, which takes place in the town’s Rothes Halls from May 17 to 19, celebrates 70 years since Glenrothes was formed as a new town.
A caring Fife pharmacist has been nominated for an Unsung Hero Award for going beyond the call of duty. Hospital pharmacist Iain Rivans, 41, sprang into action to help a chemotherapy patient who was suffering “the worst nausea you could imagine”. Lorna Kennedy, who is now in remission, put his name forward for a patients choice award after he arranged for anti-sickness medication to be delivered to her house.
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".