Criminals are using sophisticated car tracking devices to stalk their underworld rivals and then attack them. In the past 15 months, the use of trackers has been linked to the murder of one underworld figure and a violent assault on another. Neither of the victims can be identified for legal reasons. Police officers are also discovering devices on the cars of suspected criminals after issuing them with threat-to-life warnings.
A victim of the NHS contraceptive implant scandal has become the first woman to go public on the agony she suffered. Sandra Twigg was left in constant pain after being fitted with a Bayer-made Essure birth control device in an NHS hospital. She also suffered a dangerous allergic reaction – despite her fears being dismissed by a doctor who claimed eating a bar of chocolate posed a bigger risk.
Locals have spoken of their shock after a man who raced to comfort his shopkeeper partner who had been robbed at knifepoint for just £30 died of a suspected heart attack. Tony Ryan, 71, drove to Wylie’s newsagent in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, after Lynn Gray, 63, was held up by a masked raider. The robber had threatened the blade at Lynn before escaping with the cash.Lynn with a blade before escaping with the cash. After alerting her boss and police, she then phoned Tony at their nearby home.
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".