Detectives have issued a warning to drivers after a gang of "crash for cash" fraudsters was jailed. Shocking dash cam footage showing the criminals in action, clearly demonstrated what the men were up to. In the clip the a car can be seen slamming on its brakes to engineer a collision with the car behind, despite the road ahead being clear. City of London Police released the clip to deter others from believing they can flout the law, Chronicle Live reports.
Some drivers are taking this sneaky shortcut to get across the Newcastle Swing Bridge. Vehicles heading east on Sandhill are not allowed to turn right onto Bridge Street to cross the River Tyne. But you can see three motorists take their own route in the video above. Markings on the road indicate you can go ahead only at the traffic lights. Drivers who want to use the Swing Bridge are required to go on before finding a place to turn around.
They are the North East’s only representatives in the tough BBC Two quiz show this year. Newcastle beat Sheffield Hallam by 170-40 in their opening clash, which was aired in September. See their introductions from their first appearance in the video above. They will face the University of Southampton in the second round, with the episode to be shown on January 8. So who is representing Newcastle this year?
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".