A NATIONAL fall in unemployment fall of 3,000 to 1.44 million in the three months to November has been welcomed by Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans. This week’s official figures show that across the UK the number of those in work increased sharply and wages rose at their fastest rate in almost a year, leaving the unemployment rate at a four-decade low of 4.3 per cent.
THREE awards came along at once for the Blackburn Bus Company at parent company Transdev's annual awards. Its Engineering Support Unit team, based at Intack, won the Team of the Year title at the ceremony this week at at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. The team provides support for all six of Trandev's depots across Lancashire and Yorkshire, responding quickly to get buses back on the road after major accident damage or breakdowns.
Blackburn MP Kate Hollern hold two advice surgeries for constituents today. She will be at the Mill Hill Community Centre from 3pm to 4pm and at the Little Harwood Community Centre from 5pm to 6pm. No appointment is required. Mrs Hollern can only assist those resident in the Blackburn Constituency. Anyone with a question can email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the constituency office on 01254 52317’.
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".