Good morning: The Serious Fraud Office has this morning charged Barclays and four former directors with “conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance”. John Varley, former chief executive, has been charged with “conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation” along with investment banker Roger Jenkins, reputedly once the highest-paid employee in the bank’s history, along with Thomas Kalaris and Richard Boath.
To us, Geordie sayings are an everyday part of life. Whether we're in the Grainger Market or up at St James' Park, we hear them, use them, and understand what people are saying (most of the time, anyway). But for outsiders coming into the region, our Geordie dialect can be a bewildering barrier to communication, with some words and phrases leaving visitors shrouded in a fog of confusion. Reckon you know your willicks from your wazzocks?
If you're anything like us you'll fancy some fish & chips on Good Friday. We've asked readers to share their favourite place to buy Britain’s traditional fast food ahead of the seaside summer season, and they responded in droves. Here’s our list of chippy names and addresses based on your suggestions - it’ll grow as you suggest more, so if you’re fuming with enough rage to boil oil because your favourite purveyor of the teatime treat isn’t on the list, just let us know what we missed.
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".