Households will see a 5% council tax hike after Cardiff council agreed its budget for the next year. Councillors voted in favour of nearly £15m in savings as part of the 2018/2019 budget. Speaking during the meeting, cabinet member for finance Chris Weaver described the Labour-group budget as “ambitious, realistic and achievable” despite “devastating” funding cuts from UK Government. But opposition groups warned the rise in council tax would hit Cardiff’s poorest residents “the hardest”.
Next time you want to go out for food you might want to check which places in Wales have been given a zero rating for their food hygiene. Restaurants, takeaways, corner shops and pubs are among the places given the lowest rating possible by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Each establishment receives their rating following an inspection conducted by a food safety officer from the council. If they are given a zero food hygiene rating, it means that urgent improvement is necessary.
The latest suspected case of a deadly dog disease has been confirmed in Wales. Vets in Newtown , Powys, have warned pet owners about a suspected case of Alabama Rot. The warning comes after a separate case of the disease was confirmed in the nearby town of Shrewsbury earlier this month after a dog had been staying in the Newtown area. A spokesman for Hafren Veterinary Group in Newtown confirmed the practice had encountered a suspected case of Alabama Rot but was awaiting confirmation.
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".