We are all pretty used to the new £1 coins by now - and the apparently 'unfakeable' design has been a success, with no dodgy replicas so far discovered. However, our colleague Martin Shaw at the Huddersfield Daily Examiner thinks he may have actually found a fake. Here he explains why he doubt's its authenticity, and how he plans to find out if he is right:That was the question when I found an apparent imposter among the pound coins in a handful of change.
Abbott is one of those comics that defies categorization. Is it a noir detective story, a horror story, a period piece, or a commentary on race and gender issues? Perhaps it is all of these mixed together to create something fresh and exciting that can’t be placed into a pre-defined category for ease of explanation. Artist Sami Kivelä sets the mood with a combination of standard comic panel grids to propel the main plot.
Council tax in Liverpool is set to rise by 6% as council leaders claim that they are facing a “financial cliff edge”. Mayor Joe Anderson will face a full council tonight and explain that he has no choice but to raise the council tax paid by residents to the maximum possible amount – 5.99%. The announcement will follow the news of a “crisis” in Children’s social care in the city that will leave them overspending £6M this year. The amount will then double the year after.
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".