The mother of a severely disabled child has claimed Belfast City Council is "discriminating against and isolating" disabled people at tonight's Christmas lights switch-on by only setting aside 25 tickets for people with mobility issues out of a total of around 11,000 tickets. Angela Haughey's four-year-old son Charlie suffers from cerebral palsy, visual impairment and multiple learning disabilities after contracting a devastating strep B brain infection at just two-and-a-half weeks old.
The family of a Northern Ireland man who died after a coach overturned while taking Rangers fans to a match said they are still searching for closure a year on from the tragedy. Ryan Baird (39), a father of twin sons, was killed in the crash in East Ayrshire on October 1 last year. Eighteen others, including members of Nith Valley Rangers Supporters' Club, were injured. A court hearing took place in Scotland in May in relation to the crash, and another is due to take place in the New Year.
Police officers are being referred for prosecution by the PSNI for speeding at work in recent months - despite legislation that protects them while performing their duties. Police officers are being referred for prosecution by the PSNI for speeding at work in recent months - despite legislation that protects them while performing their duties. Both were acquitted and the charges against them were dismissed.
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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
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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".