Shoppers are falling prey to scammers targeting users of major retailers. In recent days a string of cons have emerged including phony giftcards and fake sites. The shops and companies targeted include Argos, the online clothes trader Asos and Aldi supermarket. Unwitting customers may find themselves a victim of these scams, which can cause disappointment to those promised giftcards or vouchers for certain brands which evidently will never materialise.
Daniel Marcus Austin Wright, 32, of no fixed address, admitted possessing amphetamine at the police centre in Keynsham on January 7. Wright was conditionally discharged for six months for the offence. He was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge. Barnaby John Merritt, 50, of Elm View in Midsomer Norton, admitted breaking a community protection notice by playing music loudly, banging on a wall and shouting and swearing in the area between September 15 and October 17.
The M5 has come to a standstill following a rush hour collision. It happened between junction 20 for Clevedon and junction 19 for Portishead, shortly before 8am on Thursday, January 18. Emergency services have been called to the northbound carriageway. It's the third consecutive day drivers have faced long delays on the northbound side of the M5 after crashes each morning between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol.
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".