Cleaners at a secondary school face losing their jobs because it is too clean. Union officials say 15 cleaners at Balfron High School have been given an ultimatum by Facilcom, the giant company which has just taken over the cleaning contract there. The staff, who work between 16 hours and 30 hours a week and earn the minimum wage of £7.50 an hour, were told to come up with ways of cutting cleaning time at the school by 89 hours a week or as many as five would face redundancy.
Stirling Castle esplanade will once again be the focus of the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations . The 2017 Hogmanay programme , announced yesterday (Tuesday) by Stirling Council, features two firework displays, live guest DJ sets and a performance by BBC TV ‘The Voice’ winner Stevie McCrorie. It marks a U-turn by the council whose former Labour-Tory administration pulled the plug on the Hogmanay esplanade concerts after the one planned for 2014 was controversially cancelled because of high winds.
Stirling Council Leader Scott Farmer was this week facing flak over a planned trip to Brussels costing taxpayers over £500. Councillor Farmer is to take part in a three-day “familiarisation” visit to the heart of the European Community 12 months before Britain is due to exit the organisation. He said the trip organised by the East of Scotland European Consortium was part of moves to minimise the impact of Brexit but Tories dismissed it as nothing more than a ‘junket’.
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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
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".