A group of teenage school-leavers are being given a fresh start in life thanks to the efforts of an altruistic businessman. Steve Cooke, who owns The Barbers Pole in St Andrews, set up Kinross-based Gutters2Glory earlier this year with the aim of giving young people whose lives might be heading in the wrong direction a chance to learn new skills and develop self-confidence. Over the summer Steve took on seven young people and is soon to recruit his first ex-serviceman.
The father of missing airman Corrie McKeague has praised the ‘heroic’ volunteers who this week resumed the search for his son. Martin McKeague and his wife Trisha, who live in Cupar, have headed back down to Suffolk as the heartbreaking operation continues. On Monday, police began searching a 10,000 sq.metre area of a landfill site at Milton, near Cambridge, known as Cell 22. It is next to the site of the original 20-week search, which was halted in July for a review to be carried out.
Tributes have been paid to one of the country’s best-known floral experts and Cupar stalwart Mary Law MBE, who has died at the age of 80. A founder member of Cupar in Bloom, Mary was the driving force behind the town’s many competitive successes, including this year’s gold awards in both the Beautiful Fife and Beautiful Scotland campaigns.
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".