A cop doing 98mph in a 30mph zone was let off – one of thousands of speed offences by officers that went unpunished by one of Britain’s biggest forces. Only 29 out of 3,218 non-emergency speed offences in its police cars resulted in the driver being hit with a fixed penalty notice or a court summons. The figures – for 2016 – emerged in Thames Valley Police’s response to a Freedom of Information request.
Louisa Martin, 27, has been waiting for help for eight months at her cold, damp, mouldy one-bed flat where she has lived for three years. She said: “The black mould in the bedroom is so bad we have to sleep in the living room. There are holes in the kitchen ceiling after a leak. “And we don’t have any heating in the flat. “There is mould and damp everywhere and air bubbles in the walls.”Louisa says she has had problems on and off since moving in to the home in Orpington, Kent.
Tory ministers have U-turned over a bill to give three million people a chance to live in a decent home. The Government has decided to take action after the Sunday Mirror and Labour teamed up last week to expose the plight of millions in unsafe homes. Despite twice voting against a law to give tenants the legal right to challenge landlords, they have finally caved in.
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".