Keiran Hughes, Kieron Price and Isaac Hopper all attend Borden Grammar School and have each been affected by cancer. Next summer, when they leave school, the trio will take to the road in a tiny car and travel nearly 15,000 miles across two continents to raise money for Cancer Research UK. They are one of the teams taking on the Mongol Rally, aiming to get across the world in a tiny vehicle, raising money for charity with no help from anyone. It will take about two months.
Bill Best, whose dad has the same name and owns Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway, has spent thousands on an American fire truck. The 40ft beast of a machine, a 1991 Pierce Arrow 105' Aerial, was decommissioned from service in Woodstock, Virginia, in August, to be replaced by a newer model. The 63-year-old fell in love with the 25-tonne monster and its massive ladder and has had it shipped over to the UK.
Sign me up for news alertsPolice are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was seriously injured in a crash yesterday evening. It happened at the junction of Newman Drive and Puttney Drive at 5.25pm. The car, a silver Vauxhall Astra, hit the boy who had to be airlifted to a London hospital with head and shoulder injuries. He remains in a serious but stable condition.
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".