Basildon traders who refuse to leave their town centre premises over fears of losing their businesses will be evicted, councillors have decided. Compulsory purchase orders were approved on Thursday for an area in East Square that includes more than 20 businesses – to make way for a multi million pound revamp. Some business owners are expected to challenge the orders over fears they will lose everything if forced to move.
A GROUNDBREAKING scheme which uses music to support people with learning disabilities should help fast track the Southend’s latest bid to become a city, according to one of the its MPs. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, praised the cultural significance of the Music Man Project, which is run by the Southend’s Mencap charity.
A SIX-year-old girl has cut off 30cm of her hair for an important children’s charity. Summer Cause, who lives in Southend, wanted to get a sponsored haircut to raise money for Little Princess Trust. The charity makes beautiful wigs from real hair and donates them free of charge to children suffering from hair loss due to cancer or alopecia. The Hamstel Infant School pupil was inspired after watching a DVD with her mum, Stevie Compton, about the charity and what it does.
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".