Boy band Rak-Su filmed a video sending best wishes to Reece Holt and other celebrities have followed suit. The quartet from Watford, who triumphed in the ITV1 talent show last Saturday, told Reece to “keep fighting and keep being an inspiration to us”. Reece, 11, is having treatment for a rare form of brain cancer. The charity Team Reece was set up by Reece and his family to raise funds for other children who have cancer.
‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’ – at least according to the Scouting For Girls song. But to find out for sure if the King has popped off this mortal coil, the top pop band can now call on their new ghostbusting friends from Lancaster. Scouting For Girls met their almost-namesakes and paranormal team Scouting For Ghosts backstage at the Lancaster Christmas Lights switch-on on Sunday.
Staff at Marco’s had an awful feeling of deja vu when they reopened after nearly two years of closure. The Italian restaurant’s first day back trading coincided with heavy rain and further flooding across the Lancaster district – two years after flood damage wrecked the building during Storm Desmond. Thankfully the restaurant survived unscathed this time and was able to enjoy a successful reopening. And now Marco’s is looking to a bright future after a long road back from devastation.
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".