A Middlesbrough woman diverted over £1,400 into another account she could access while working for the Department for Work and Pensions. Barbara Johnstone was employed by the DWP and was working at the benefits centre in Stockton when she began moving the money into another account. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how the 65-year-old stole £1,498.75 between May and October this year. The court heard that the money came from the benefits of nine people.
A Stockton man claimed he was building a ‘dog run’ when police caught him receiving rounds of ammunition like those used in “revolvers”. David Craig Ransom was spotted swapping items with another man in the town on June 18, Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard. The 40-year-old, who’d been banned from having ammunition for life after a previous jail term, told the court that he believed the ammunition he was getting was for a nail gun, which he was using to construct the run for dogs.
The inquest into the death of Chantelle Serginson has been halted to allow police to carry out further investigations. It came after the family questioned the police inquiry into her death, and claimed the mum-to-be would have been unable to inject herself. The 29-year-old’s sustained life-changing injuries in her much-publicised 80ft hotel balcony fall, in Magaluf, in 2012. And as a result of the family’s concerns, a senior coroner has asked Cleveland Police to carry out further investigations.
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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
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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".