Sign up to our Daily newsletterRenting a one-bedroom flat in the North-east is cheaper than it was in 2010 – but bigger properties have got pricier. New Scottish Government figures show a one-bedroom property in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire costs £501 on average, compared with £529 in 2010. Over the same time period, the average monthly rental of a two-bedroom price has risen from £643 to £682 and renting three-bedroom property rose from £744 to £866 on average.
Sign up to our Daily newsletterPolice and paramedics were called after a car hit a pylon on a North-east road. The Smart Forfour car was travelling on the A90 northbound and left the road just after the junction for the B974 at Marykirk. It is not yet known if anyone travelling in the car sustained injury. No other vehicle was involved. It is understood an engineer was called to survey the pylon for damage. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “The road has not been obstructed and remains fully open.”
A North-east MP has said serious concerns remain about the roll-out of Universal Credit. Speaking in Parliament, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Andrew Bowie said he believes the initiative, which was introduced by his Conservative party, is working and can work. He added: “The Universal Credit at Work report found that 71% of people claiming Universal Credit found work within the first nine months of their claim – a rate 8% higher than that for the comparable jobseeker’s allowance.
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".