From East Mains to the West Bank, Declan Welsh’s message remains the same. The East Kilbride troubadour is a fast-rising act on the Scottish music scene, playing punky, political songs inspired by everything he sees around him, from broken hearts to the rise of right wing politics. Last year he travelled to Palestine and performed songs there. “It’s all about looking at what people are like, and what unites them,” he says.
The future of a popular football school is under threat after its funding was cut. Fernhill Soccer School was set up around three years ago to try to bring youngsters from various schemes together and combat gang culture. Meeting on Sunday nights, the project has been praised by politicians and is credited with a sharp decrease in fights involving youths from Fernhill and Castlemilk over the past year. Coaches even met Princess Anne when she paid a visit to the scheme earlier this year.
Shaun Ryder loves visiting Glasgow – even though he got punched the first time he was here. He’s performed in the city with the Happy Mondays, with Black Grape and at various other events, but an early show with the Mondays left him literally stunned. “The first time we were there we got battered off the bouncers,” he chuckles. “We were only kids and we’d stolen New Order’s beer out their dressing room, and a couple of bouncers saw us and didn’t know we were a band on tour or anything.
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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".