An emotional visit by a Belfast pensioner to his parents' grave turned to heartbreak on Christmas Day when he arrived to find their headstone had been attacked. Andrew McAllister (82) said that he was "devastated" to see that the memorial at Belfast City Cemetery had been kicked over. Mr McAllister, from Mount Vernon Gardens, said the polished black marble monument had been in place since the death of his father Thomas in 1989. He noted that an adjacent headstone had also been vandalised.
A north Belfast man has recalled the terrifying moment he was awoken at 5am to see flames in the apartment block where he lives. Gary Kelly was among seven residents who fled an early morning fire at the complex on the Ardoyne Road early yesterday morning. Some tenants had to climb down the outside of the building by ladder after becoming trapped inside their homes due to smoke. Mr Kelly, who has lived on the ground floor of the block for five years, described seeing flames through a pane of glass.
A fresh weather warning is in place for Northern Ireland today as heavy winds herald a stormy start to 2018. The Met Office has issued a yellow alert from 6pm this evening running through until tomorrow morning. Forecaster Eileen Stamp said the warning of strong gusts will be in place until 8am tomorrow, with winds reaching up to 70mph. It follows a chaotic start to the new year, as treacherous black ice on Northern Ireland's roads caught out early morning motorists yesterday.
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".