More and more of us are shunning the traditional supermarkets for cheaper options - and even wholesale retailers. The Mirror says Costco recently reported significant growth in its revenues across Britain - but the layout and nature of the store leaves some confused. The Birmingham store is situated at 100 Watson Road, in Nechells, and is open 10am until 8.30pm Monday-Friday for traders, and 11am until 8.30pm for individuals.
It's boom time for lawyers in Birmingham- with the number of people working in the legal field rising by nearly 50% in just five years. The latest labour market figures show there were 18,800 legal professionals in the area in 2010. By 2015 that had risen to 27,500, which works out as one lawyer (or other legal worker) for every 90 residents. It is among the biggest increases seen in the UK over that timescale. There were only 800 people working in the legal field in 2010 - but 2,250 by 2015.
Dozens of new 67-reg number played have been banned by the DVLA. The move from the administration comes amid fears scores of new number plates could be too silly, rude or offensive, writes Auto Express. Twice a year, the censors decide which plates should be banned because of their explicit nature or potential to be offensive for political, racial or religious reasons, including anything ending in BNP.
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 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
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".