A conman claimed to be an SAS hero and lied about the deaths of soldiers to scam £30,000 out of two women he met on Match.com, a court heard. Married Ian Reynolds, 42, told his victims he was a member of the Army special forces unit to explain long absences, the Stoke Sentinel reports. In reality, he was actually at home with his wife and children. Once he had won the women's confidence and even met their families, he started asking the women for money, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard.
A baby dolphin has died after sunbathers reportedly pulled it from the sea and posed for selfies with it on a packed tourist beach. The small female, still of breastfeeding age, lost its mother and became stranded in shallow waters off the coast of southern Spain. Holidaymakers allegedly took it out of the water, before stroking it and passing it round for pictures on the beach in Mojacar last week.
The homeless man hailed a hero after the Manchester Arena bombing is facing charges of stealing from a young girl and a gran injured in the attack. Chris Parker, 33, of no fixed abode, is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court this morning over the alleged thefts in May this year. He has been charged with two courts of theft after stealing a bank card from wounded gran Pauline Healey at the arena on the night of the blast.
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".