A woman has launched a desperate appeal to find her sister who has been missing in Tenerife for more than a week. Laura Michelle Smith has made a heart-wrenching plea on Facebook after having no contact from her sister Sarah Louise since 10 January. Her post says she believes Sarah has nowhere to live in Tenerife, no money, no job and no phone. She also says she has had a long term battle against depression.
Huddersfield is facing more severe weather warnings after it struggled to cope with the snow and ice last night. The town centre and M62 ground to a halt from about 5pm as motorists attempted to get home after sleet, snow and rain had fallen throughout the day. It resulted in icy conditions on the roads with vehicles sliding across junctions and lanes. Tailbacks from Rishworth Moor on the M62 stretched back as far as junction 26 at Chain Bar with delays of up to three hours.
The government has appointed a minister for loneliness following campaigning by murdered Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox. Mrs Cox worked to put an end to the issue. which affects up to nine million people in the UK, before she was brutally murdered by a far-right terrorist in June 2016. After her death, the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was set up. Now prime minister Theresa May has backed a series of its recommendations, including appointing Tracey Crouch as the minister responsible for the issue.
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".