Traffic is being held on the M42 after a car caught fire at around 7.30pm. Emergency services have now arrived at the scene between Junction 9 for Coleshill and Junction 10 for Tamworth. The fire broke out on the hard shoulder of the Northbound carriageway after an accident between three vehicles. The Highways Agency said that traffic was held on both sides for safety reasons. One lane has now re-opened although heavy delays are expected. It’s unknown at this stage if there are any people injured.
This is the astonishing pile of filth on a city street which has been turned into a impromptu tip by the bins strike. Residents said fly-tippers were travelling from miles away to dump an array of rubbish in Tarry Road, Saltley. An old chest of drawers and a sofa were among the huge pile of black sacks left rotting on the pavement. Taxpayers claimed they had waited FIVE WEEKS for a bin collection and said rats were drawn to the stinking haul, which families had to dodge on the daily school run.
Residents in a Birmingham street are being surrounded by a three feet high wall of rubbish, after three weeks of missed collections. The ‘disgusting’ wall of bin bags on Medley Road, Sparkhill, is growing as the Birmingham bin workers continue to strike over working hours and job losses. Residents on the street of terraced houses say the garbage is attracting vermin, as their homes have not been issued with wheelie bins.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".