COPS are probing an ambush on Santa after a gang of children pelted him with rocks. The gang of up to 15 boys hurled stones at Father Christmas during a town centre Christmas parade. At least one struck the festive character on the shoulder forcing him to flee with a five-year-old girl riding in his sleigh pulled by a car. Police were called to the scene in Canvey Island, Essex, on Saturday afternoon after reports the boys aged between 12 and 16 had attacked the Santa.
STRICTLY star Alexandra Burke is facing new turmoil after her brother Aaron was charged with beating up his ex-partner. He is behind bars awaiting trial over allegations his former girlfriend – who The Sun on Sunday is not naming – suffered a broken nose. The fresh problems for the X Factor winner come just a few months after her mum died in August. Alexandra has spoken on Strictly of her pain over the death of Melissa Bell.
A COURIER is caught on camera hurling a girl’s Christmas present 20ft over gardens on to a roof. Dad Jamie Sinfield got a note through his door saying the £107 gift from Next was “in the back garden”. When he failed to find the parcel he checked CCTV and was shocked to see the man throwing it over two fences onto a neighbour’s extension. Heathrow baggage handler Jamie, 40, said: “You can see the courier laugh as the idea comes to him. I can only describe it as like a discus throw.
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".