“Alarming” plans to permanently axe two of the borough’s fire engines would delay crews reaching blazes and “put lives at risk”, critics have warned. Under proposals recommended by the head of London Fire Brigade this week, engines at Plaistow and Stratford would be among 13 in the capital to be slashed to make up an £11m budget black hole for next year, the Recorder can reveal.
The head of the fire brigade has defended plans to axe two of Newham’s fire engines saying London will be less able to cope with a Paris-style terrorist attack under alternative cost-cutting proposals. To see the full graphic, click hereFire commissioner Ron Dobson said he was “very confident” the brigade could handle a major fire or terrorist incident at the Olympic Park or Westfield shopping centre if two of Newham’s engines are permanently taken out of service.
Enough is enough say the grieving family of nightclub bouncer Ricky Hayden, as BETH WYATT and EMMA YOULE report on the devastating consequences of rising knife crime in Barking and DagenhamThe family of a popular bouncer killed in a knife attack has called for tougher sentences and increased use of stop and search to prevent stabbings, as they told the Post: “We didn’t get justice.”Ricky Hayden’s family have just faced the agony of their second Christmas without him and their grief is raw.
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".