The price posting letter is rising on March 26, with large letters now costing more than £1 to post first class. "Royal Mail understands that many companies and households are finding it hard in the current economic environment," the copmany said in a statement. "We have considered any pricing changes very carefully and in doing so have sought to minimise any impact on our customers." "These changes are necessary to help ensure the sustainability of the Universal Postal Service," Royal Mail added.
Like the idea of travelling more but think you can’t afford it – well think again. Travel enthusiast, Chelsea Dickenson, from Harringay, North London, set herself the challenge to go on 10 trips in one year for budget of just £1,700 – and succeeded. This is half the amount the average Brit spends on holidays a year – a figure of £3,418, according to Trainline, the train ticket retailer. This figure was published in a study at the end of December 2016.
It started with a holiday. Five years ago Tori Gabriel and her husband went on holiday. The plan was one last big trip together before they started a family, so they took out an affordable loan to cover it. But things didn't go quite to plan, Tori became pregnant sooner than the couple expected and the costs that came with being a new mum saw their debts spiral. A £7,500 loan turned into a £10,000 loan, then there were the credit card costs on top.
Ie it was always a project of 'not this' rather than 'that'. 'Not this' is a great line politically, but it's a cry of protest, frustration, blaming the other for our own problems. Never a plan for what else we'd do. Never a policy
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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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".