Officers began pursuing a vehicle because they suspected its driver did not have any insurance. The car came to a halt in George Street, off Mainsforth Terrace, in Hartlepool, and was cornered by a combination of police and parked cars. A Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit (RPU) spokesman said: "He attempted to ram his way out causing significant damage to one of our new police vehicles. "Fortunately the officer wasn't injured and the car will repair."
A man has been charged with carrying out a string of sex attacks against women. Officers arrested a suspect after a woman reported she had been sexually assaulted at Fellgate Metro Station, in Durham Drive, on Tuesday morning. Detectives believed the case was linked to three similar attacks last November in the Fellgate and Hebburn areas. A 39-year-old South Tyneside man has now being charged with five counts of sexual assault and is expected in court soon.
The inaugural Dalton Park 10k was due to be held this Sunday with a course taking in the Murton retail park and surrounding roads and countryside. Around 500 competitors were expected to take part. Following this week's snow - with sleety conditions forecast over the weekend - its organisers have today made the decision to postpone the race for a fortnight.
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".