The legend that is Barry ‘the waving man’ has been reconnected with the coded joys of his CB radio thanks to two generous truckers. Former care worker Barry May became famous earlier this week after he was identified as the enthusiastic A19 bridge waver. He has stood, wearing his high-vis jacket, waving at motorists from a bridge on the A1027, which connects Norton to Billingham , for over a decade and prides himself on never missing a day.
Two suspected illegal workers were arrested after immigration officers raided a popular Teesside nail bar. Immigration Enforcement officers visited Diamond Nails in the centre of Stockton on Thursday. The intelligence-led operation saw two Vietnamese men, aged 19 and 22 being led from the busy Dovecot Street salon at around 11am. They were arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally and are currently being detained at a police station while their cases are progressed.
A benefit fraudster who falsely claimed almost £30,000 in handouts while she had tens of thousands saved in the bank wept as she avoided jail. Mother-of-four Abida Khan was convicted of four counts of fraud at Teesside Magistrates’ Court having denied the all of the offences. The 52-year-old claimed she only had £650 in her bank - despite having £37,438 saved up in 12 undeclared accounts.
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".