Rossendale is a beautiful place to live – few areas have such eye-catching countryside so close to the town centres. So why do some people insist on fly-tipping here? I guess it’s laziness or a way of getting rid of rubbish on the cheap, but it’s a problem which is getting worse. The latest statistics on fly-tipping in Rossendale make for grim reading. According to government, Rossendale council dealt with 913 cases last year – or 17 a week.
Tributes have been paid following the death of a ‘Macclesfield sporting legend’. Former top rugby league player and coach Alan McInnes died on December 28 after a long battle with illness aged 75. Former King’s pupil Alan lived all of his life in Macclesfield after moving to the town at the age of 12. He became a star of rugby league when he joined Salford in 1966 and won the Challenge Cup in 1985 as joint coach of Wigan.
A martial arts gym is raising money to help save lives. Dave and Amanda Kari, from Voodoo Gym, on Chestergate, are trying to raise £2,000 for a new defibrillator and a secure outdoor cabinet, allowing other businesses access should they need it. The pair, who have run the gym for almost 10 years, say they wanted to make their gym and the local community safer. The couple became qualified First Aid instructors and have been teaching courses from their gym for the past three years.
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".