Somerset born and bred, I started out my life on newspapers as a cub reporter on the Central Somerset Gazette with no qualifications and trained and progressed my way up to chief reporter on the Midsomerset Series of Newspapers.
I'm currently employed as the Court, Crime and Special Investigatio...
In March 1800, Taunton became the unlikely centre of a 18th century celebrity court case. And it has a very direct link to the design of the new £10 note, unveiled on Wednesday (July 18). Jane Leigh-Perrot was a well-to-do woman, married to a wealthy man who had a residence at Hare Hatch in Wargrave, Berkshire and a townhouse in Bath. She was also Jane Austen's maternal aunt.
The courts across the area have had their work cut out this week handing down justice to those who have broken the law. Here's some of the biggest cases heard in the courts in the last week. A 27-year-old man who committed his fourth sexual assault just days after being released from prison has been jailed for three years. Mitchell Rudge, who appeared before the court in custody, had targeted a 16-year-old girl who had been studying at Bridgwater Library on December 15 last year.
A registered sex offender who admitted breaching his notification requirements five times when he stayed at addresses, including his own home, where children were present narrowly avoided a jail sentence today (July 21). David Reynolds spent a number of nights at a family member’s house, and stayed at a different address belonging to a friend. On other dates the police discovered that children had been staying at the defendant’s own address and had failed to notify them.
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".