Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones says he is outraged at the mess made at police and fire HQ after a cherry picker tore up grass and left mud all over the road. The plan was to avoid bringing dust and dirt through the building during construction work. But the result was deep tyre marks left in the lawn and a trail of mud around the car park. Mr Jones vented his anger on Twitter and insisted that no public money should be wasted "putting this stupidity right".
Traffic has queued on the A1 in both directions after a lorry heading northbound hit a crash barrier and came to a halt straddling the central reservation. As of 1.30pm on Tuesday, January 23, one lane was closed in both directions between the B1174 (Grantham South / Little Ponton Junction) and the A607 (Harlaxton / Melton Mowbray turn-off). Google traffic data shows there are queues of three miles of slow traffic. A second lane was also closed in both directions.
The search is on to find nominees for this year's Lincoln Civic Award which is presented to people who do extraordinary things for the city. The Lincoln Civic Award trustees are encouraging people to help them spring a special surprise on an individual, organisation or business, in recognition of the way they have brought credit on Lincoln.
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".