The chief executive of Liverpool city council has been suspended on full pay five months after he was arrested as part of a fraud investigation. Ged Fitzgerald was arrested in May by police investigating alleged financial irregularities at Lancashire county council when he was in charge there. He was held on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation but not on suspicion of fraud. He is due to answer bail later this year.
The children’s commissioner for England has condemned draft government rules that mean children as young as 12 could miss out on compensation because they “consented” to their own sexual abuse. Anne Longfield called for the justice secretary, David Lidington, to rewrite the “deeply shocking” child sexual abuse guidelines drawn up by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
The BBC will send 765 staff to cover the Olympic games in London, with celebrity pundits such as Gary Lineker among hundreds involved in producing 2,500 hours of live coverage for the corporation. The 765 BBC staff is an increase on the 493 people the broadcaster sent to the Beijing Olympics in 2008. However, the corporation's staff numbers are dwarfed by the 2,700 journalists flown to London by the US TV network NBC.
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".