More than 60 years have been added to sentences passed down to criminals who have been tried in Kent courts since 2012. Figures from the Attorney General's Office show people who have been convicted of the most serious offences have had time added to their sentences after judges at the Court of Appeal found they were unduly lenient. The case where the most time was added to a person's sentence was in 2015, where a drugs smuggling sentence was increased from eight years to 16.
It's a show I was lucky enough to see in the West End almost 20 years ago and I'm pleased to say the touring version of Buddy hasn't lost any of its magic. The audience at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre were transported back to America of the 50s and the birth of rock 'n' roll. The fast-paced musical tells the story of Buddy Holly's meteoric rise to fame as he launches his career after leaving school and forms the Crickets before going solo.
A company that developed a "cold cot" to be used by parents who have suffered a stillbirth has been approached to export them to the US and Australia. Bond Group usually make commercial refrigeration cabinets for supermarket chains including Asda, Iceland and Waitrose. The Sheerness-based firm was approached to come up with a cot design by Abigail's Footsteps, a Medway charity that supports parents of stillborn babies.
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".