The miserable weather is due to come to an end... for a day at least. Greater Manchester has endured rain, sleet and snow for much of this week. It’s been pretty grim. Icy mornings have caused drivers a few headaches, with slushy roads making the commute to work less than fun. But things are expected to warm up this weekend. Well, for half of it. More mild conditions are expected on Saturday, with temperatures reaching a positively tropical 5C to 6C. It won’t last for long, Met Office forecasters say.
Police are hunting for a man dressed in ‘luminous shorts with no underwear’ who exposed himself to a schoolgirl. The 13-year-old girl was walking to school along a shortcut on Manchester Road in Leigh on Friday morning when she was approached by the man. He started speaking to her and commented the ground was ‘muddy’. The girl stopped walking to let the man walk in front of her. He then bent over, pulled his shorts down and exposed himself to the teenager.
Here are the five rules you need to follow to stop your tumble dryer catching fire. After a tumble dryer caught fire in Manchester, firefighters in the city has issued advice to the public to help lower the risk, the Manchester Evening News . A parliamentary report also found that Whirpool tumble dryers have caused at least 750 fires since 2004.
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".