A crackdown on litter louts in Blackpool has seen more than 600 people pay fines totalling at least £48,000 for dropping rubbish. New team to bust Blackpool’s litterbugs unveiledEnforcers and £80 fines brought in to fight litter menaceWoman slapped with £80 litter fine minutes after arriving in BlackpoolA crackdown on litter louts in Blackpool has seen more than 600 people pay fines totalling at least £48,000 for dropping rubbish.
A group of Blackpool dads has joined forces to improve the early years reading area at Central Library in the town. The dads have helped transform the children’s area as part of an initiative by Blackpool Better Start to invest in five libraries. An event celebrating their achievements is being held on Wednesday at 12.30pm, when The Grand Theatre’s Phil Fairhurst will entertain dads and their children through music and story-telling.
Have your sayBlackpool’s cabbies have been judged the best in the country for the second year in a row. The resort’s taxis and mini-cabs out-performed drivers across the country to be rated top for availability and reliability in the National Highways and Transport Survey. Bill Lewtas, secretary of the Blackpool Licensed Taxi Operators Association, said: “We think it’s great news that Blackpool taxi and private hire drivers have been voted top again in 2016.
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".