I WRITE in response to a number of letters from residents of Christchurch regarding the proposal to form a new Unitary Local Authority consisting of the towns of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole. I myself live only a couple of roads away from the border of Christchurch and Bournemouth, and as an elected representative of Bournemouth have a great deal of pride in my town along with respect for the history and differences in Christchurch.
TRADING standards bosses have welcomed the prosecution of a man who they say carried out unnecessary and overpriced work on a woman’s home. Darrel Anthony Elswood, 36, from Bournemouth, was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £4,200 in costs after admitting an offence of misleading a consumer under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. This is in addition to £6,898 compensation he had agreed to pay to three customers at an earlier hearing.
This morning walking down Poole High Street, on the coldest day of the year, we came across a gentleman huddled on the pavement. He was not affected by either alcohol or drugs, just a gentleman probably in his 60s who had fallen on hard times. The only assistance we could offer was a cup of coffee and something to eat. However we found it incredible that in one of the richest countries in the world we allow our citizens to suffer in this way.
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".