A Fife woman has been left shocked and disgusted after a Council call centre employee told her to “throw a cat in the bin”. Carolyn Ingran said she was given the advice after contacting Fife Council’s general information team about a dead cat she had found outside her home. The resident of Davaar Drive Kirkcaldy, found the cat on the pavement close to her garden fence on Tuesday morning and contacted the local authority to request its removal.
Tributes have been made to one of Fife’s leading community activists, David Nelson, who died suddenly this morning. Described as ‘Mr Glenrothes’ by many for the role he played in various aspects of the town, he died at his Lundin Crescent home earlier today. Best known for his positions as secretary of the town’s popular CISWO Club and chairman of Auchmuty & Dovecot Tenants and Residents Association, Mr Nelson was also a much heralded campaigner, and community leader.
Recycling centres across Fife are to close for up to days per week as part of Council cost-cutting measures. Councillors at the environment, protective services and community safety committee have agreed to reduce opening hours at nine of the region’s 11 tips in a bid to save on the £2.4m per year running costs.
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".