A takeaway-toting fire-raiser set light to a wheelie bin outside a Dundee undertakers before casually strolling away from the scene of the crime. CCTV footage caught the man, described as “well dressed”, setting fire to the blue bin at Affertons Funeral Care on Clepington Road. He was filmed walking along the road and then into the yard at the rear of the building, before taking out a lighter and setting fire to the bin.
Occasionally, when the moment is right and I’m feeling particularly pretentious, I like to drop a little French into the conversation. In particular, I’m fond of deploying the phrase “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” (the more things change, the more things stay the same), in the hope it conveys a sense of both worldliness and sophistication. Sadly, that impression is entirely undermined by the fact it’s a saying I picked up from an X-Men comic when I was 12.
A project that makes bespoke prosthetic hands was among the inaugural winners of The Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research at Dundee University. The awards, named after the former university rector, recognise work carried out by researchers at Dundee and to share their findings with the wider community.
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".