Like many mothers, Ruth Cornish started thinking about choosing secondary schools when her children were eight or nine years old. She wanted an academically selective school for Henry and Florence. The family live in Gloucestershire, a county with some of the oldest grammar schools in England. "I do think it's harder for children to get good results, to get to university, get a good job. So anything we can do to help them seems to me a no-brainer."
The Court of Appeal will consider if a patient's personal circumstances should influence the NHS when it decides whether to fund treatment. Thomas Condliff, who weighs 22 stone (140kg) and has type 2 diabetes, is challenging a decision to refuse him a gastric bypass operation. NHS North Staffordshire says he does not meet its criteria for weight loss surgery. Decisions about exceptional funding are based on medical factors alone.
The first private clinic to offer abortions to women in Northern Ireland is due to open next week. The service, run by Marie Stopes, will operate in the centre of Belfast from 18 October. It says it will provide terminations within Northern Ireland's current legal framework - abortions are not illegal but are very strictly controlled. An anti-abortion group has called for the clinic to be shut down, but Abortion Rights welcomed its opening.
After talks finished without resolution @UniversitiesUK says changes needed to put pension scheme on “sustainable footing for the long term” - the scale of deficit is disputed so they could have a lengthy fight with @ucu on their hands
So final talks between pre 1992 leading unis & @ucu have not resolved dispute on pension dispute - Universities want staff to shift to system where pension income is exposed to stock exchange risk - there’s a row over size of hole in pension scheme
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
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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".