It was Scotland's worst peace-time explosion and it sent shockwaves around Glasgow and its surrounding areas. A total of 22 people lost their lives in the devastating Clarkston Toll disaster, which took place 46 years ago, on October 21, 1971. The equivalent of a 300 lb bomb going off, the fatal gas blast ripped through the south side shopping precinct, injuring hundreds of people and reducing a row of shops on Busby Road to rubble.
Partick Thistle's game against Hearts is set to go ahead today. The announcement that the Jambos new stand has been given the green light by safety chiefs came after a tumultuous few hours for fans - who had no idea if the match would be going ahead until late last night. A final check was carried out at Tynecastle at 8am this morning, which confirmed the brand new £12m main stand is safe and the match is on. Both the Jambos and Thistle have now informed supporters that the clash is on as planned.
If you're one of the lucky fans who managed to bag a ticket to Peter Kay's first Glasgow gig in eight years, you'll be decking yourself at phrases like that very soon (and if you've no idea what we're talking about, we suggest you have a DVD marathon because you don't know what you're missing). Ticketmaster's hotline for the comic's newly announced UK and Ireland tour opened this morning.
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".