An MP has blasted the ‘crazy’ £500,000-a-week wages reportedly being paid to new Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez. With billions in TV money pouring into the game fuelling ever higher salaries for star players, Broughton and Blackley MP Graham Stringer has stepped in and called on the Old Trafford hierarchy to use some of that cash to reduce the price of match day tickets for ordinary fans.
Beggars who set up camp by Boots have been moved on by police and banned from the Market Street spot. The four rough sleepers were given Community Protection Notices (CPN) which bar them from returning to the area they claimed as a pitch. They were then moved to a shelter and offered help. The CPNs came after repeated complaints of fighting, boozing, drug use, rowdy behaviour and littering. The penalty for breaching such an order is a fine or a fixed penalty notice.
A prolific criminal has been jailed for stabbing a teenager who mocked him for riding a child’s scooter. Luke Bidgood, 19, flew into a rage as he was riding his scooter through Clifton in Salford when a 16-year-old boy asked him why ‘a grown man was riding a child’s toy’. Furious Bidgood stabbed the youngster in the thigh. Now he has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years after he admitted the attack and another stabbing two days before.
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".