A campaign to make Tynemouth plastic-free is gathering pace with businesses joining the fight to banish harmful materials from the coastline. More traders in the area have agreed to ditch single-use plastics, which can pollute the sea and shoreline, and switch to green alternatives.
A dad and his son are celebrating after completing a world-first expedition to the South Pole fuelled entirely by renewable energy. Robert Swan, a Durham University graduate who grew up near Barnard Castle, took his son Barney on the epic trip to Antarctica. Robert, 61, who in 1989 became the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles, was aiming to raise awareness of global warming and the need to preserve Antarctica, as well as passing on the baton of exploration to Barney, 23.
A driver is appealing against a parking fine he received near the Spanish City Dome - in a car park that asks drivers to display a “valid tocket”. Keith Robinson, of Blyth, visited Whitley Bay with his family and met with some friends. They parked in the Spanish City Car Park and went to the new Beefeater restaurant on the seafront. However the 54-year-old said he was unaware it was a pay and display car park and was shocked to see a £50 parking ticket on his vehicle when he returned.
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".