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Inconsistent teaching, low attendance records and an above-average number of exclusions have led to a Taunton primary school being branded 'in need of improvement' by a Government watchdog. Holway Park Community Primary School's Ofsted rating fell from a 'good' when it was last inspected to 'needing improvement' when it was visited in May this year.
Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to a serious assault in Yeovil which left one man in a critical condition. The assault took place in Kiddles, Yeovil, between 2am and 2.40am on Saturday, June 17. A 35-year-old, who was seriously injured, is being treated in hospital, with his condition still listed as critical. Yesterday, (June 19), 28-year-old Victor Anatasiu, of Kiddles, Yeovil, appeared before magistrates in the town, charged with committing GBH with intent.
Callous thieves broke into a home in Chard in the early hours of Monday morning, helping themselves to laptops, jewellery and mobile phones before making off with their car. A number of the items taken belonged to the home-owner's 13-year old son, and the break-in came just a few days after his grandmother was released from hospital following a serious illness. The home owner, 47-year-old Lisa Jackson, said she had came downstairs at 4.45am and found her back door and kitchen window wide open.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".