Scottish Water are urging North Ayrshire residents to be more aware of bogus callers as the dark nights set in. With the clocks going back last weekend the water provider is reminding people to be extra vigilant of callous conmen. Scottish Water is urging people to adopt their rule of using three Cs to beat the crooks who prey on vulnerable people and the elderly. If a Scottish Water worker knocks on your door, you should check their photo ID and follow our three Cs rule, Card, Check and Call.
An ex-Labour councillor has slammed his former employers after the bins outside his Dreghorn home were not emptied. John Moffat, who served the village as a North Ayrshire Councillor for 13 years, blasted the authority’s waste service after his wheelie bin had not been collected due to a road access problem. The pensioner, who served as councillor for Labour from 1999 until he stood down in May 2012, issued a call to his former colleagues at the council to sort the mess out.
A blind Kilwinning woman has kindly gifted her rare collection of Robert Burns braille books to the Irvine Burns Club. The unique donation which contains seven volumes of the national poet’s work, was given to the Irvine club by Ms Joan Muir, who has been blind since she was three-years-old.
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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".