IT’S time to bust a few myths about housing. The first is that building more houses will bring the price down and they will become affordable. Not so. There can never be sufficient houses built to affect market forces significantly. Average house prices are about £217,500 in the UK being about eight times the average full time salary, so houses remain unaffordable for most young people. The ‘housing crisis’ is one of affordability, especially as wages rise slower than house prices.
EVERY morning that I am at Westminster, I walk past the Emmeline Pankhurst memorial in Victoria Tower gardens on my way into work. Set back from the hustle of Millbank, it is a daily reminder of the sacrifices made by women in the name of equal rights. Remarkably, it is also the only monument of an influential woman in the shadow of Parliament. That will change in April when the statute of Millicent Fawcett is unveiled on Parliament Square.
With the brighter days ahead and a spring in our step we have been busy planning our launch of the new-look Sew Very Vintage. From Wednesday, February 28, we look forward to greeting our lovely customers, old and new, with the spring and summer range of vintage inspired clothing from Joe Browns to Lindy bop. We will also, as always, have beautiful bags, shoes and accessories to finish off your outfit.
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".