A primary school which receives special payments for disadvantaged pupils sent staff on a trip to Canada costing £6,000 during term - paid for by taxpayers. Byker Primary School, in Newcastle, received an outstanding rating in its recent Ofsted inspection despite having a high number of pupils from a 'disadvantaged' backgrounds.
A 71-year-old man has denied killing his stepson 50 years ago as he took the stand in his highly-unusual murder trial. David Dearlove , denies killing his 19-month-old stepson Paul Booth at the home they once shared in Stockton, Teesside in October 1968. He insists, as he did at the time, that the little boy collapsed after falling out of bed at the family home.
A husband who attempted to take the blame when his uninsured wife crashed their car into a house was undone by her lipstick on the airbag. Mother-to-be Sarah Smith, 22, has never passed her test and was not insured to use the Volkswagen Golf - so her husband Mark was prepared to take the blame. His actions landed him in prison and his wife, from Sowerby, North Yorkshire, in the dock - although she escaped jail because she is heavily pregnant.
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".