By Kris JepsonMembers of one of Britain's biggest bands visited Newcastle to break the ground of the city's new music therapy centre. The Kaiser Chiefs stars, Ricky Wilson and Nick ‘Peanut’ Baines, appeared at the the former matron's lodge at Newcastle's Fleming Hospital in Jesmond to officially mark the start of the development of the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre.
By Kris JepsonExclusive: Trading Standards have seized around 15,000 suspected illegal cigarettes during a series of raids in Newcastle on Tuesday as part of Operation Beagle. The raids were prompted by a number of tip offs from members of the public. Watch @krisjepson's report here: The raids came on the day a new survey suggested illegal tobacco has helped over half of underage smokers in the North East get hooked.
By Kris JepsonA County Durham woman whose brother-in-law died in police custody has welcomed an independent review into deaths in custody. Today the Home Office published a long-awaited 292-page report by Dame Elish Angiolini, which outlined 110 recommendations aimed at improving standards and strengthening support for bereaved families. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the government was committed to "learning lessons and delivering change".
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".