Firms face a cash crisis in Tayside and Fife from a Brexit squeeze on lending from big banks, a report warns. The study, which is co-authored by former Fife MP Roger Mullin, also found employers in the area are not doing enough to prepare themselves for staffing shortages. Speaking ahead of Friday’s publication of the Brexit and Scottish Business report, Mr Mullin said: “A large percentage of businesses in Tayside and Fife are loyal customers of large banks such as RBS and the Lloyds group.
Sign up to our Daily newsletterNicola Sturgeon was urged to intervene in the “human crisis” of drug abuse in Dundee. The city is on course to retain its status as the drugs death capital of the UK following the publication of shock figures for the start of the year. There were 12 suspected drug-related deaths in January in Dundee, compared with 38 for the whole of 2016. Speaking at First Minister’s Questions, Labour MSP Jenny Marra said: “Dundee has the highest drugs death rate in Scotland.
Sign up to our Daily newsletterSex crime complaints have increased by 13% in Tayside and Fife in a year. There were 1,692 offences recorded between April and December last year, according to figures published by Police Scotland. That is up on the 1,502 recorded for the same period the previous year. Police say the increase is driven by the reporting of historic offences and reflects an increased confidence in the force among victims.
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".