A girl has been sexually assaulted in Oswaldtwistle. Police are appealing for information after the teenager was approached from behind by a man who put his hand under her skirt. The incident happened off Broadfield, Oswaldtwistle, on 8.10am yesterday (Wednesday, March 14). The girl screamed and the man ran away. Her attacker is described as white, in his 20s and is said to have been wearing a shiny black puffa jacket with the hood up.
A repeat 999 hoaxer has been jailed after an armed police unit were called out to respond to one of his calls. Richard Bates, 19, formerly of Brynmore Drive, Macclesfield, made a series of calls to police claiming he had had a gun fired at him and reporting made up incidents, including a faked mass brawl and a man being held hostage. His calls resulted in a four double manned firearms vans and a dog unit being sent out in response to one report while five patrol cars to deal with the ‘fight’.
Exploring the north’s answer to Florence can be a tiring business, but Gareth Tidman found the perfect way to unwind after a busy day on the tourist trail. How come it’s so busy?, we ask the doorman as he unloads the cases from our car. Approaching the not-unreasonably-titled Grand Hotel, the first thing we’ve noticed is the sheer number of visitors on the streets. It’s been ten years since we last visited this most historic of English cities, and it appears to be more popular than ever.
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".