What do you think when you hear the phrase “Essex girl”? - writes Lauren Hockney. For some it may conjure up a stereotype involving white stillettos (has anyone even worn these since the 80s?!) peroxide blonde hair, lots of make up and, according to the Oxford English dictionary is “a brash, materialistic young woman of a type supposedly found in Essex or surrounding areas in the south-east of England”.
A rape investigation has been launched in St Osyth after a woman was attacked in a cemetery. Officers are carrying out forensic investigations within the grounds of St Osyth Cemetery, in Clay Lane, after receiving reports a woman was raped on Sunday, January 14. An Essex Police spokesman said: “A woman, aged in her 30s, said she was approached by a man in Jackson Road, Clacton, and then taken to his car, where a further two men were waiting.
Losing a child is not something any parent wants to contemplate. But for Sandra and John Reeve, it is something they not only had to think about, they faced it head on and then had to learn to live without their youngest son, Tim. The keen sportsman died after a brave three-year battle with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2005, he was just 23.
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".