A number of quirky properties around Kent went under the hammer at auction through the year and several of them sold for a considerable amount more than the guide price. At sales held by Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers in Detling, Maidstone, some quirky buildings, plots of land and even a block of toilets were up for grabs. And as we near the end of 2017, here is a look back at some of the unusual properties that were bought for a pretty penny.
A road is closed and there is slow traffic due to reports of a truck being on fire on the A26 this morning. The road is closed both ways between B2016 Seven Mile Lane and the A228 affecting traffic between Maidstone and Tonbridge.. Police are on the scene directing traffic. Fire services are also attending. Follow our live blog below for updates as they happen. If you have any pictures of traffic you'd like to send in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exit slip road on the M25 is partially blocked following a multi-vehicle crash this morning. Traffic is being affected clockwise at J1B A296 Princes Road (Dartford). The start of the exit slip road is still partially blocked by two lorries and a van, and traffic is building up back over the Dartford Bridge. Traffic is stretching back for miles and it is not yet known if anyone is hurt. We have contacted the relevant agencies to find out more.
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".