CHRISTMAS has come early for one Chippenham woman after she was named as the Gazette & Herald’s Love2Shop coupon competition winner. Patricia Osborn, of The Paddocks, was presented with her £250 on Wednesday, after being selected at random for collecting three coupons in the Gazette & Herald. “It is a really lovely surprise,” the 76-year-old said.
SHOPPERS using the Cradle Bridge Retail Park in Trowbridge have called on the parking operators to cancel fines they have sent to people as its system is a ‘farce’. Although Smart Parking, which manages the 125-space car park at the new retail park, changed its system five weeks ago, people who parked there during the last four months are still receiving demands for money for ‘offences’ committed before then.
AN ex-convict from Lacock, who was sentenced to four years and four months for robbing a vulnerable man in Trowbridge, has hit out at probation services for not giving him the right help he needs to get back on track. Joshua Simpkins, currently living in the Halve House Hostel, Trowbridge, believes Chippenham Probation service is not giving him the right level of support and that he is missing out on job opportunities as a result.
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".