If running was part of your New Year’s resolutions for 2018 then parkruns are a great way to run a timed event for free. The 5km routes take place all over Greater Manchester, and in different countries around the world. They start at 9am on Saturday mornings - and are completely free. There is no set pace and all abilities are welcome to join in. With more than 20 venues across the region there is a variety of flat and hilly routes to choose from.
An explosion tore a hole in the side of factory in a quiet town near Rochdale. Emergency services rushed to a manufacturing plant on Todmorden Road, Littleborough, at around 6pm on Wednesday evening. Shutters were blown off the building and the roof partially collapsed from the force of the blast. Debris was also thrown across the yard outside. Five ambulances, two police cars and two fire engines attended the scene. Thankfully no-one was injured in the explosion, a fire service spokesman said.
A new Metrolink line to the Trafford Centre is a step closer after a 13.5 tonne footbridge was removed at Crumpsall. Incredible video footage shows the demolition of the 14 metre long bridge at the current stop to make way for the new £350m Trafford Park line. The line which is currently under construction will run from Crumpsall, which will become an interchange, through the city centre and directly to the Trafford Centre.
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".