A mum who was stranded on the side of the road with her young daughter in a broken-down lorry has criticised her breakdown provider for not coming to her aid. Kirsty Boardman had her six-year-old child and a pony on board when her horsebox (not pictured) broke down on a junction off the M62 on 17 September. Ms Boardman had breakdown assistance cover, brokered by Anthony D Evans and provided by Autohome Assistance, which included collection of horses by a horse transporter.
Claire Lomas is preparing for her toughest challenge yet as she takes on 10 miles in 24 hours at the Great South Run. Claire, who was paralysed in a cross-country fall at Osberton in 2007, is aiming to walk the Portsmouth route in one go this weekend (21-22 October). She will be wearing a robotic ReWalk suit and will be walking through the night to raise money for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (NSIF).
A popular police horse with a “huge personality” has died after more than a decade serving with West Yorkshire Police’s mounted section. Nineteen-year-old gelding Connor joined the force in October 2003 and served for 14 years. He was described by the force as a “handsome, hardworking and consistently brave” horse. He was admitted to an equine veterinary clinic in North Yorkshire last Monday (16 October) after he became unwell. Tests revealed he had a tumour in his abdomen.
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".