A pensioner saved up £1,000 and set up a cannabis farm to help him buy new carpets, a court heard. Peter Robinson, 65, was hauled before Manchester Crown Court after being caught out growing about 30 cannabis plants in his roof. The court heard that Robinson had spent £1,000, which he had saved up from his pension, to pay for the paraphernalia to cultivate the class B drug. But the kit was ‘inadequate’, the court heard, as a simple office fan was being used rather than more sophisticated gear.
A professional ‘fence’ who was found with 10 computers stolen from schools was later caught at it again by a music student turned amateur detective. A ‘substantial’ amount of electrical equipment was found at Rami Abdorab’s Salford home by police officers, Manchester Crown Court heard. In total 92 items worth about £56,000 were found within the small two-bedroom apartment in Francis Avenue, Eccles. They included Apple MacBooks, laptops, iPhones, kindles, TVs and specialist camera equipment.
A woman has admitted killing a stranger who was hit by a moving tram in the centre of Manchester. Charissa Brown-Wellington, 31, pleaded guilty to manslaughter during a brief hearing at Manchester Crown Court this morning. Brown-Wellington, a mother who lives in Oldham, admitted unlawfully killing Philip Carter, a 30-year-old labourer from north Manchester who was fatally injured at Victoria station, at about 7.50pm on Sunday, June 11.
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".