Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has described appearing on STV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here as an "amazing opportunity" to engage young people with politics. The Lothian MSP explained to her constituents in a video posted on Twitter why she has decided to leave Holyrood for three weeks for the Australian jungle. She also used the video to quash rumours she may leave Labour and elected politics by pledging to stand at the next election for the party.
The Chancellor's red dispatch box always contains a few surprises. Be it on tax or spending, there is always a rabbit to be pulled out of the hat. Philip Hammond's rabbit on Wednesday afternoon was his decision to scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers on homes costing less than £300,000. This surprise, however, is not one Scots first-time buyers will enjoy. Like so many aspects of the Budget, stamp duty is devolved to the Scottish Government and is therefore not set by Hammond.
Scottish courts will have the power to prosecute domestic abusers even if the crime happened abroad, the justice secretary has said. Michael Matheson described the move as an "important" part of new domestic abuse legislation he is proposing. The proposal was examined by Holyrood's justice committee on Tuesday. It is part of the Domestic Abuse Bill making its way through the Scottish Parliament with cross-party support.
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".