The Northern Powerhouse minister has quit the Government in a new blow to Theresa May. Andrew Percy left to "pursue other challenges" despite being asked to continue his role in Theresa May's reshuffle. His role was designed to oversee ex-Chancellor George Osborne's flagship project of improving infrastructure and business in the north. His departure comes after another minister, Lord Bridges of the Brexit Department, used the reshuffle to quit his job.
Critics have dubbed Theresa May the "lunch snatcher" after it emerged the Tory manifesto will pledge to swap free hot meals for breakfasts. The Conservatives claim the change to infant schools will cut £650million that can go back into school budgets if they win power on June 8. The current system means all children in the first three years of school - aged five, six and seven - get a hot meal at lunchtime no matter how rich or poor.
Britain is gearing up for the "row of the summer" with Brussels over how Brexit talks work, David Davis has warned. The Tory Brexit Secretary admitted the structure of talks to leave the EU and guarantee citizens' rights would be a major sticking point. EU leaders have said they want to negotiate key terms of Britain's departure, including the border with Northern Ireland, before discussing a new relationship. But Mr Davis said that was "illogical" because the two were entwined.
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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 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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".