Hello and welcome to the breaking news blog for Sunday, November 19, 2017. We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the day of all the breaking news and sport. We have pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest Newcastle and North East traffic, weather forecasts, crime and council news too. It’s Kathryn Riddell here and I’ll be keeping you updated on what’s going on across the North East including the latest on the roads for the rush-hour.
Emergency services are searching for a Newcastle man who is believed to have fallen into a canal during a trip to Amsterdam. Dutch police confirmed they were called on Saturday night after a man fell overboard from a party boat at Westzaan, just north of the city. A lifejacket was thrown to the man in an attempt to save him but he was unable to be rescued. Dutch news website AT5 reported that the man fell into the Noordzeekanaal just after 1.30am local time on Sunday.
The A1 has been closed northbound after a serious crash near Clifton, Northumberland. The road has been closed between the A197 and the A192 Morpeth Bypass after a vehicle left the road. Northumbria Police and the Great North Air Aimbulance are on the scene. The road has been closed to allow the air ambulance to land safely. A diversion has been put in place via the A197 and the A192 through Morpeth and is marked with a black diamond symbol on road signs.
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".