Glasgow is the UK city worst-affected by high-stakes slot machines, a new report has revealed. Addiction to fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) costs the UK about £1.5billion in punters’ health issues, financial difficulties, relationship problems and crime, according to the study. Glasgow tops the list, with gamblers’ use of FOBTs costing £35million a year in social harm, followed by Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds. Edinburgh is sixth with welfare costs of £17million.
Nicola Sturgeon has warned “the harder the Brexit, the worse the outcome” for Scotland’s economy. The First Minister spoke out ahead of the publication tomorrow of a Scottish Government report on the cost of leaving the EU. It looks at the financial implications of each form of Brexit, from no deal to remaining in the single market and customs union.
The Sunday Mail today launches a campaign to make Scotland the first plastic straw-free country in Europe. We are calling on fast food chains, pubs, clubs, restaurants and retailers to swap millions of plastic straws for paper-based alternatives. By the end of 2018, at least half the country’s hospitality and catering firms should be able to make the switch. We are also calling on Holyrood to eventually introduce a ban north of the Border.
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".