Croydon Council is calling for the public’s help in tracking down a “midnight fly-tipper” who dumped around a tonne-and-a-half of rubbish onto an Upper Norwood street. Residents reported a mound of wood, plaster, metalwork, rubble and other waste piled halfway across Auckland Road after they heard a loud bang around 12.05am on Tuesday 20 June. As well as building materials, the fly-tip included a barbecue, a suitcase and plastic boxes.
LondonWaste Ltd has announced the introduction of “bodycam” technology for all staff at its RRC’s (Re-use and Recycling Centres). The decision to introduce bodycams came following what it calls a “number of issues” with public behaviour at the centres, which culminated in a LondonWaste employee being assaulted. Whilst CCTV is already installed in all the sites, it was not possible to cover every area and hence the move to bodycams, it says.
Refuse workers at Birmingham city council are set to strike amid claims of “a bullying culture” and “financial incompetence”. The refuse workers, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, will strike at 10:45 ending at 15:37 on Friday 30 June. There will also be a series of two hour stoppages commencing at 06:00 on: 3, 11, 19 and 27 July and 4 August.
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".