Police are appealing for information after a teenager was shot in the back in what was believed to have been a targeted attack in Birmingham. Officers were called to Bullock Street in Nechells at 3.30pm yesterday (21 Feb). The 19-year-old, from Birmingham, was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower back. The injury is serious but not thought to be life threatening, and the victim is in a critical but stable condition in hospital today.
A city abattoir has been fined nearly £20,000 after they failed to carry out vital checks on dozens of sheep before they were sent to slaughter. The Food Standards Agency found that Birmingham Halal Abattoir Ltd, which is based on Bishop Street in Highgate, and trades as Pak Mecca Meats, killed 41 sheep without carrying out an ‘antemortem’ inspection, last September. An antemortem inspection is carried out by an official vet on behalf of the agency before an animal is killed.
Around 100 plants, worth tens of thousands of pounds, were discovered when officers swooped on a property on Cornwall Road, off College Road, in Handsworth Wood, around 12.50pm, on Monday. No one was at the property and the bumper crop has been confiscated. No arrests have been made. Cannabis factories are being discovered on an almost daily basis around the city. Many are set up in ordinary-looking houses in family areas.
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".