Snow is forecast for Greater Manchester as a polar blast is predicted to grip the north of Britain. Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning alerting people to the risk of ice patches in roads, pavements and cycle paths on Thursday night. Snow is expected to hit the region’s higher ground on Saturday with short sharp showers throughout the day. The Met Office say the whole region should see hail and sleet. Temperatures are expected to plummet to around six or seven degrees.
The Woodhead Pass is closed in both directions after a lorry was blown over in extreme wind. Winds of up to 50mph and heavy rain pelted the busy road joining Manchester to Sheffield. Derbyshire Police confirmed the lorry was blown over near to the Dunford Bridge junction at around 10am on Wednesday morning. Traffic from each direction built throughout the morning into the afternoon. Driver Geoff Crowther said he was sat in traffic for around 15 minutes but decided to turn around.
Fans of Peter Kay have been left outraged after finding tickets being resold for ten times the original value. The comedian has announced his first tour in eight years , with tickets selling out in record time on Sunday morning. Now, touts are putting tickets on re-selling websites such as GetMeIn - and are charging up to a whopping £550 per ticket (£500 more than its original £40 value).
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".