Kent County Council is set to raise the minimum hourly wage for council workers to £8.10 from April. An extra £4.45m will be spent to ensure all staff on band two of the council’s pay scale will receive and hourly wage above the national living and minimum wage. The leader of KCC, Paul Carter, said at a full council meeting this morning (February 20) that he hopes this shows staff they are valued.
More than 20 mothers and their babies crowded into County Hall to protest against proposed cuts to breastfeeding specialist clinics. The women, who all breastfeed, turned up to show support for a petition backed by nearly 5,000 people, calling on Kent County Council to protect 13 clinics. This comes after KCC announced plans to cut its 17 specialist clinics down to four and replace this with 36 weekday drop-in services with breastfeeding peer supporters and health visitors.
Council tax is set to rise by around £12 a year to pay for more than 200 additional officers at Kent Police. The hike is also set to pay for 80 call handlers for the 101 and 999 services. This will add £12 to the bill of Band D council tax payers. Despite councillors voting unanimously in favour at the Kent and Medway Crime Panel today (February 8), councillors raised concerns about the Police Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) plan to fund the recruitment by draining the “rainy day funds”.
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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".