Burton cops are targeting drivers who use their phones behind the wheel after shock figures revealed the huge scale of the problem. Officers issued a stark warning after learning more than 6,000 UK drivers have been caught on their phones at least twice in the last four years. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) figures also show more than 400 motorists were caught three times, 20 were caught four times and three were busted on five occasions.
A mum has told of her horror after her seven-year-old son came home "soaked in blood" after falling on shards of glass left at a popular skate park. Emily West recalled the moment her son, Tristan, was hospitalised after slicing his knee open at Swadlincote skate park. Mum-of-two Miss West, of Woodville, called it a "prolific place for glass" and fears someone will be seriously hurt if it is not cleaned up more regularly.
A driver who was napping in his lorry when he heard a "loud crash" on the A50 told how he tried desperately in vain to save a driver caught up in a three-vehicle smash. Barry Higgins, 33, was sleeping in the cab of his HGV, which he had parked in a layby, when he was woken by the crash which killed Fred Victor, 32, on January 9. Mr Victor’s Rover had crashed into a parked HGV and a Ford Edge SUV travelling along the road.
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".