A pensioner who was jailed for his part in a £60 million drug smuggling and dealing conspiracy has failed in a bid to clear his name. Robert William Whitehouse, 70, of Dusthouse Lane, Bromsgrove, was said to be the “main UK organiser” in a multi-million-pound drug importation plot. Police seized £13.5m worth of cannabis, amphetamine and ecstasy, but drugs worth £60m were thought to be involved.
A computer hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of user accounts when he broke into a US Military Satellite phone system. Sean Caffrey, 25, from Sutton Coldfield, accessed and stole the ranks, usernames and email addresses of more than 800 users of a satellite communications system, as well as of about 30,000 satellite phones. He pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court to an offence under the Computer Misuse Act. The theft which cost almost £500,000 to fix the took place on June 15 2014.
Shocking footage has emerged of an Audi driver jamming on his brakes in front of a HGV and then flipping the FINGER. The convertible car undertakes the lorry on a roundabout before stopping - a highly dangerous act because the heavy vehicle is unable to come to a halt as fast. And the driver of the Audi is not finished - he swears at the lorry driver before getting out his phone at the wheel and taking a photo. The driver has been reported to police.
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".