In 2014, 211 arrests were made for Teessiders possessing cannabis and 374 in total, more than one a day on average. Since the start of 2017, there have been just 39 arrests - and only 21 for possession. “I would like to think these figures are indeed showing a positive trend towards less pro-active policing on cannabis possession,” said John Holliday of the Teesside Cannabis Club.
A thug called a photographer a "smelly foreigner" before attacking him in a "sustained and vicious assault"Daniel Skelton rained down punches on Greek-born Dimitris Legakis after the photographer had taken his picture after seeing him punch a vehicle window. Skelton, who was caught on camera seconds before the attack, was jailed for 28 months. A judge said Skelton's feet were used like weapons during the attack which happened in Middlesbrough, Gazette Live reported .
It could be a case of “rhyme at the bar please” if a proposed new pub is built in Stockton. Developers want to build a new micropub in Dovecot Street. But unlike traditional pub pastimes such as darts and a quiz night, the venue may feature a more quirky attraction - poetry. Applicant Sophie Tucker also hopes the venue, which would be based on the site of Stitch Express, will also become part of the town’s live music scene.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".