A drive to bring down property prices in wealthy areas could see councils forced to approve the building of thousands of new homes. The Communities Secretary is understood to want local authorities to face tough new building targets if prices in their areas are too high. Under Sajid Javid’s plans, they would be told to take the affordability of local homes into account when deciding how many new houses are needed in their area.
Britain is paying hundreds of millions of pounds for flawed fighter jets, it was claimed yesterday. An investigation has found the F-35 Lightning II, the most expensive aircraft of its kind, may be unable to function properly as a result of defence cuts. The UK is buying 138 of the planes and their US manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, claims the aircraft will cost between £77million and £100million each.
Wealth is shared more fairly in Britain than most other Western nations, according to figures from the World Bank. They show that income inequality in the UK is less marked than in nations including France, Australia and Italy. Out of 157 countries surveyed by the international organisation, Britain comes 39th. But among the G7 club of wealthiest nations, only two fare better than Britain. These are Japan in 36th position and Germany in 22nd place.
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".