Actors and colleagues of the late actress and animal welfare activist Alexandra Bastedo have spoken to the County Times about the loss of their ‘sorely missed’ friend. Star of ITV’s ‘The Champions’ and founder of ABC Champions Animal Sanctuary, the 67-year-old West Chiltington resident lost her battle to cancer on Sunday January 12. Fellow actress Lorraine Chase said she was ‘in shock’ and ‘devastated’ by the death of Alexandra. “My friend told me on Monday and it’s such a shock.
A vet who performed postmortems on mutilated cats said a human is responsible for the gruesome deaths. The cats that were found decapitated or with missing limbs were killed and then dismembered using a knife-like instrument. The vet, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the BBC the pets were strangled and then taken off-site to be butchered, then the bodies returned, which is why no trace of blood has been found at the scene.
The cause of death of a 14-year-old kickboxer who collapsed in the ring is still not known, an inquest has heard. Scott Marsden, from Sheffield, was fighting for a national kickboxing title in Leeds when he was rushed to hospital last month. The teenager, who had been kickboxing since he was four, died the following day surrounded by his family.
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".