All begging could soon become illegal in the city of Newport, as the council consults on a new blanket ban. Police say they need new powers to deal with aggressive begging and anti-social behaviour in the city. But as homeless numbers rise, critics warn there’s a risk the plans could stigmatise vulnerable people. Newport is far from unusual, taking a similar approach to other local authorities across England and Wales.
If there is one totemic service that remains sacrosanct in any NHS crisis it is cancer care. But staff shortages at one specialist hospital have become so acute, they’re warning it could even consider cutting back or delaying cancer treatments. This is according to a leaked memo from a senior doctor at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital. Officials there say no changes to chemotherapy treatment have been made, or plan to be before thorough consideration.
Three weeks ago a 32-year-old woman was found dead in a park in the heart of Cardiff. She had been sleeping rough in a tent. In the few local press reports at the time, she was left nameless. This is Lindy Louise Pring’s story, told with the help of those who loved her. Three weeks ago a woman was found dead in a park in the heart of Cardiff. She had been sleeping rough in a tent and in the few local press reports at the time, she was left nameless.
Screened earlier this evening at @AssemblyWales - @injusticedoc featuring @unsoundrobin's unflattering take on British prison system. He's gathered some compelling ex prisoner/officer/family/academic accounts. If you've an interest in criminal justice, it's worth a watch.
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".