A PRIMARY school pupil’s bright and cheery picture of snowman helped her win a national Christmas card competition. Nine-year-old Orlaith Kimber, from Billinge, was awarded the overall winner prize and in a festive challenge run by the Daily Mirror newspaper. Her snowman card design,which sports a robin on one of its arms, is available to buy online with money going to NSPCC and Childline.
A 46-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of a sex offence committed in 1996. Following a three day trial Michael Burton, previously of Runcorn, but most recently living in Pennine Drive in Parr, St Helens was convicted and sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to 14 years in prison. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life after being found guilty of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13.
CHART-TOPPERS Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have announced they will return to play an intimate Christmas benefit gig at Manchester Academy on Friday, December 15. Organised by campaign group HOPE Not Hate and sponsored by GMB, the Hope for Christmas will once more encourage gig-goers to donate goods for distribution by food banks.
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".