An MSP has said the situation at St John’s Hospital is “going backwards” after the children’s ward was forced into a second full-day shutdown in the space of a week. The children’s ward at the Livingston hospital, which has been run on a reduced service since July, closed on Saturday, December 9, after also being shut on Sunday, December 3.
A team of hirsute firefighters have been cultivating some impressive facial hair to raise money for a charity that helps people diagnosed with blood cancer. The boys from Livingston’s Redwatch (plus Tony from Greenwatch) have been sporting their “marvellous and majestic” moustaches in aid of Bloodwise and have raised £1310 in the process. They were spurred on to help after Lynn Shaw, the partner of watch manager Colin Fowler, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Politicians and union bosses hope to save 750 HMRC jobs in West Lothian by creating a mini hub in the area. SNP MP Hannah Bardell, Labour MSP Neil Findlay and PCS union representative Alan Hamilton met with Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell MP on Monday to fight the case for keeping the offices in West Lothian.
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".