A woman had to leave her home after her cooker caught fire and filled her flat with smoke. Fire crews from Dee Road, Whitley Wood and Caversham Road were called to the flat in Fallows Road, Padworth, at around 8pm on Sunday, February 18. They found a small fire had broken out in the oven, which filled the flat with smoke. The fire had burnt out by the time firefighters arrived, but they decided to remove the cooker and took it downstairs and left it outside.
Queues near junction 13 at around 7.50amA lane on the M4 is likely to be closed for several hours after a crash caused damage to the safety barrier. Lane one of three is closed on the westbound carriageway coming out of Reading, Berkshire, between junction 13 at Chieveley and 14 at Hungerford. Details of the crash are not yet known, but it has caused damage to the barrier which is likely to mean the lane is closed until midday on Monday, February 19 while repairs are carried out.
The shock from an earthquake in Wales was felt in homes in Reading and Theale. The earthquake struck on the morning of Saturday, February 17, and had a major impact on Wales and the west of England. However, getreading readers have also reported feeling the tremors their homes in Reading, Berkshire. The 4.4 magnitude quake shook buildings across Cornwall and Bristol and has been deemed Britain's strongest in a decade.
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".