These powerful photographs reveal Liverpool’s long and proud history of looking after abused children. It’s something that, of course, continues to this day. Backed by the ECHO, the NSPCC has launched its Light Up Christmas for Children campaign – which is asking people to donate to Childline. Our city, as ever, was leading the way when it responded to the needs of abused children before any other part of the country.
It’s a milestone worthy of a major celebration – there has now been a safe and embracing welcome for young people at the NSPCC Liverpool Service Centre for 10 years. Purpose-built and designed in the shape of a hug, it was the people of Liverpool who helped ensure the £17m Safe Place Appeal was a success, after it was launched with a beyond-generous £6m donation from Matalan founder and local-boy-made-good John Hargreaves.
A brave young man who last month launched a £500,000 campaign to help find a cure for his deadly skin condition is battling cancer again. James Dunn, 24, from Whiston, has made a YouTube video announcing the devastating news, which he wants as many people as possible to see. He said: “Unfortunately I found another lump on my hand a few weeks ago. Last week I had a biopsy and MRI scan and, unfortunately, the results show that I’ve got cancer again.
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".