A merger could be on the cards for two North East NHS trusts after they announced their desire to become “one organisation in the future”. Almost two years ago, South Tyneside and Sunderland hospital trusts unveiled plans that would see the integration of many health services between the two areas in a bid to save cash. And on Thursday the boards of both trusts announced the next steps with “a mutual desire to begin exploring the possibility of becoming one organisation in the future”.
A carer who stole more than £11,000 from a 74-year-old with learning difficulties in a “gross breach of trust” has been spared jail. Paul Griffin Price admitted pocketing the cash from the vulnerable man he was supposed to be looking after at his Northumberland home. Newcastle Crown Court heard the 31-year-old started caring for his elderly victim in October 2014, visiting him once a week for a three-hour “enabling session”.
Police chiefs have defended their response to requests from people concerned about their partner’s potentially violent past. Clare’s Law, which allows those in fear of domestic violence to ask police for information, was introduced in 2014 after Clare Wood was killed in Salford by her violent partner. Home Office figures for 2016/17, analysed by the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, identified Northumbria Police as one of the worst performing forces for their rate of disclosures.
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".