QUESTIONS have been raised over the decision by Arriva Trains Wales to drop out of bidding to continue to run rail services in south Wales from next year. Last month it was revealed the German-owned company, which has run the Wales and Borders franchise since 2003, had scrapped its bid to continue to run the service from the end of 2018. And, speaking in the Senedd this week, Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay quizzed first minister Carwyn Jones about the news.
A DESPERATE dog owner is appealing for donations to help her paralysed border collie recover after an accident. Roberta Saddler, of Crumlin, is aiming to raise £5,000 after her beloved pooch Ace was injured. The nine-year-old damaged his spine last month when he was out for a walk with Mrs Saddler’s husband Brian. Mrs Saddler said Ace had jumped to catch a ball and did a full somersault, before landing on his side and damaging his spine.
AN INFLATABLE obstacle course claiming to be the “ultimate 5k inflatable run” in the UK will be coming to Chepstow next year. The Inflatable5k is said to be packed with some of the “largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever created”, according to UKRunningEvents. Obstacles such as ‘The Crawler’, ‘The Gauntlet’ and ‘the Leap of Faith’ await those who brave the intense course. And for the first time visitors can take on the new obstacle, ‘Holy Moly’.
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".