Police warned that chemicals stolen from a yard could kill a child. And they have stressed that anyone with information on the raid at Tilhill Forestry, Locharbriggs, should call them immediately. Thieves made off with equipment and large quantities of insecticide worth between £3,000 and £3,500 from the forestry firm’s store room between Christmas and early new year.
Citizens Advice Service staff are bracing themselves for a wave of Christmas credit card horrors. Many households have racked up debts to pay for festive gifts plus basic necessities like eating, heating and rent. The advice service already has more than 700 clients owing a combined total of £8.7 million – an average of nearly £12,000 each. And that is before the credit card bills for the festive period start arriving through letter boxes.
An anti-litter campaigner has hit out over the rising tide of rubbish on roads near Dumfries. Geoff Lewis, 61, is a retired director of the council department which used to be responsible for litter-picking and surfacing roads. He said: “One of the biggest problems is that there is far more plastic rubbish about. “That was highlighted in the government push to try to get rid of plastic bottles and bags which have been killing marine life.
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".