The first thing that strikes you about Canada is the size of the place. Our drive from Halifax airport to Shediac in New Brunswick was fascinating just for the sheer scale of the landscapes - great vast swathes of open land, heavy skies and endless horizon. We took long straight roads dotted with 'Warning - Moose!' signs every few hundred yards - passing thousands of acres of forest and marshland, peppered with occasional petrol stations, rest stops, and the obligatory Tim Hortons coffee shops.
Sixty-six years ago this week one of the worst accidents in Bristol's post-war history took place. An underground petrol tank on Ashley Road exploded, killing nine people. Two more would later die of their injuries. On Saturday, November 24, 1951 a petrol tanker was discharging a delivery to the M and M Motor Mart when the blast occurred, destroying the building, and the two flats above it.
The charity Crimestoppers is calling on people to vote for it to receive funding so schoolchildren in Bristol can be involved in a performing arts project. The South West branch of Crimestoppers is expanding its What Would You Do scheme to include four local schools. The project aims to show people how they can make their communities safer, and young people will work together to create a show to deliver those messages to their parents and carers.
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".