A gran has been fined for selling fake designer goods. She also flogged Ugg boots – which typically cost between £100-£200 – for as little as £9 a pair at her shop OMG in Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Armstrong, 45, of Wishaw, pleaded guilty to five charges under trademark legislation when she appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court. Prosecutor Neil Thomson said police got a search warrant after a tip-off and “numerous” items were seized when they raided the shop last November.
A pal of Rangers star Kenny Miller has been cleared of threatening to stab a woman after the footballer’s wife was hurt in a restaurant brawl. Billy Steele faced charges following the disturbance at Da Luciano in Bothwell hours after an Old Firm match. A jury found him not guilty of brandishing a blade at Stacey O’Donnell and threatening to stab her and her dad, businessman Hugh. A charge that he had an offensive weapon was found not proven.
A new car wash and valet service in Motherwell Shopping Centre has had a mixed reaction. Management say it was introduced to meet a demand from shoppers and the response so far has been “fantastic”. However, the Times & Speaker has been approached by shoppers complaining the facility is taking up valuable parking spaces in Brandon Parade South. Centre manager Geraldine El Masrour explained the service is operating on a trial basis.
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".