CARING Stafford youngster Alfie Hardy had the surprise of his life when police dropped into his school to reward him – for being kind. Alfie, seven, ditched his annual advent calendar leading up to Christmas and instead decided to do a random act of kindness each day. He came up with lots of people who he could thank for what they did for him and things he could do to brighten a stranger’s day.
COMMUTERS could be stopped in their tracks from using some of Penkridge’s free parking spaces to avoid charges in neighbouring Stafford. The parish council wants to make spaces by the Methodist church, just off the A449, short stay to put an end to people parking there all day long. It follows concerns about commuters taking advantage of free parking and catching the train in the village rather than paying the fees in Stafford.
A PUB near Stafford is to re-open soon following a £1.15m makeover creating 60 new jobs. Parogon Pub Group is transforming the Seven Stars at Brocton to provide a new-look pub and restaurant ready for its re-opening in February. The pub closed last year and was bought by Parogon, which also owns the Swan with Two Necks and Wayfarer in Stone. The Seven Stars revamp is expected to create 60 jobs, including kitchen, waiting and bar staff.
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".