THE modest off-duty paramedic hailed a heroine for helping injured motorists in Saturday’s M40 smash yesterday said she had not done anything extraordinary. Charlotte Cole, known as Charlie, was travelling from Maidstone in Kent to see her family in North Wales for a week’s holiday, when she was caught up in the 33-vehicle collision. A 65-year-old man from Woking, in Surrey, died in the crash just after junction nine on the northbound carriageway at Bicester.
THE Oxford Mail has devoted 15 pages of today’s edition to the campaign to preserve the Freedom of Information Act. Backed by many other organisations including the Society of Editors, which launched its Hands Off FoI campaign earlier this year in association with journalism websites HoldtheFrontPage and Press Gazette, the Mail has highlighted the many Oxfordshire stories brought to light by use of FoI.
MOST retirees look forward to putting their feet up and relaxing once their working life comes to an end. But Oxfordshire’s ‘Mr Defibrillator’ Dick Tracey is no ordinary retiree, or worker. Colleagues and friends paid tribute to the 61-year-old, who they described as ‘the most kind-hearted person you’ll ever meet’. And as he spoke about his many achievements, Mr Tracey said he’d be spending his time helping to raise money for and installing even more public-access defibrillators across the county.
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".