Environment secretary Michael Gove is expected to tell farmers today that they must earn their subsidies as part of his plans for a "Green Brexit". He will say farmers will only be entitled to taxpayers' money if they guard the environment and promote rural life. Read more: It turns out farming is more digital than financeUnder the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, farmers are given money based on how much land they own.
The BBC has finally unveiled its long-awaited list of its best-paid stars, listing 96 presenters and actors paid more than £150,000 a year. This morning it prepared the ground by admitting just a third of its highest-paid stars are women: Lord Hall, the BBC's direct general, said that highlighted the need to "go further and faster" on gender issues. Between them, the 96 earn just under £30m, the figures show. But who earns the most? The BBC publishes "tiers" for its presenters.
Around four million unemployed people could be helped back into work if it was made easier for them to join the gig economy. There should be greater support from government to help people find flexible work, the think tank Reform has said, with job centres encouraging people on back to work programmes to look for such work as well as advertising gig economy opportunities. “The current debate around the gig economy is too negative," said researcher Ben Dobson.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".