Car theft is on the rise, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The investigation by RAC Insurance found that the number of vehicles stolen in Britain has risen by 30 percent in three years, despite improved vehicle security. So, which cars are most likely to be taken without the owner's consent? Vehicle recovery expert Tracker has released a list: click through to see if your pride and joy is among them.
It’s the private hire service that’s proving controversial – with Transport for London (TfL) ruling not to renew Uber's operating licence in London. There are numerous advantages to using the app to get around London – such as being able to pay using your phone and the ability to rate your driver. But there’s also the joy of being driven in a car that, generally, is nicer and more efficient than an old black cab. But what are you most likely to be collected in?
Popular ride-hailing app Uber has had its licence withdrawn by Transport for London – meaning it will no longer be able to operate in the capital from the end of this month. More than 40,000 private hire drivers are registered with Uber in the United Kingdom, while around 3.5 million Londoners are said to use the app. "TfL's regulation of London's taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety," said Transport for London in a statement this morning.
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".