A model is on trial accused of benefiting from her ex-boyfriend's conspiracy to defraud a large number of elderly people. Rebecca Batchelor, 21, is alleged to have known that huge sums of cash transferred into her bank account as part of her former lover, Anis Ben-Sghaier's, dodgy dealings, were the proceeds of crime. Known as Bekka, Batchelor rose to fame as she was one of a number of cheerleaders at Billericay Town who were sacked for being too distracting to players.
A nursery was forced to close after allegedly being 'trashed by travellers' in a shocking act of vandalism. Owner Claire Micallef, 37, was horrified when she was sent photos of the play area by police damaged and covered in paint. Mini Marvels Nursery, in Essex, is adjacent to Witham Rugby club, which was invaded by a horde of travellers at around 6.30pm on Friday.
A 'Catfish' profile reportedly pretending to be a 20-year-old man who was murdered appeared on a dating app two months after his death. The profile with a picture of Quhey Saunders, who suffered fatal head injures at Cobham Services on June 26, appeared on gay dating app Grindr last night. Catfishing is where someone pretends to be someone they are not in order to lure another person into a relationship. The profile said the user was "Online Now" and "5 miles away".
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".