The Conservative party wiped out all Spelthorne Independent Party members on the council, increasing their existing majority and throwing the future of rebel group into doubt. Final figures at the Spelthorne borough election count on Friday showed the Tories with a majority of 35, against three Liberal Democrats and one Labour representative. In Ashford Common former council leader Frank Ayers lost his seat in one of the big upsets of the count.
A former teacher accused of preying on underage girls has been found guilty of a string of indecent assault charges. Ranwinder Chawla, 48, of Chestnut Manor Close in Staines, will be sentenced next month following a trial at Guildford Crown Court. He denied a total of 10 charges of indecent assault and sexual activity with a female under 18 while in a position of trust, involving two girls during the 1990s and 2000s.
If you grew up in Staines during the 1990s and early noughties, then this list might just ring some bells with you. From dancing the night away at Cheekees to watching Ali G just to see the sights of Staines on TV, come take a walk with us down memory lane. 1. You went to Saturday morning pictures at the old ABC cinema Old ABC cinema in Clarence Street (Image: @SpelthorneBC) 2. You've posed with the Lino men on a night out The Lino men statue, Staines High Street (Image: Jim Linwood/Flickr) 3.
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".