The Birmingham Post hosted a 'Birmingham 2030' panel event in association with design and planning consultancy Barton Willmore. The panel members were Andy Street, mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, Kathryn Ventham, partner at Barton Willmore, Gordon Shearer of KPMG, and Victoria Ball, chairman of Birmingham Future and a solicitor with Trowers & Hamlins. The room was full of lively discussion and provided an insight into the future infrastructure of Birmingham.
Former stars, staff, fans and experts are among those to take part in a new West Brom podcast brought to you by the Birmingham Mail. Woodman Corner, named after a well-known part of the Hawthorns ground, is a new weekly podcast about West Bromwich Albion. It is hosted by Graeme Brown and Joseph Chapman from the Birmingham Mail and will be sent out each Thursday - with occasional bonus podcasts thrown in at other times. The best way to get it is to subscribe.
The Tony Pulis era is over at West Brom - so what next? Depending what bookie you go to, Gary Megson or Michael O'Neill are the early favourites to replace him as head coach at the Hawthorns. But who is right for the job? Well, let's find out . We have recorded a special edition of Woodman Corner, the West Brom podcast , to analyse the field.
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".