The cost of childcare has rocketed up to seven times faster than wage growth since 2008, a study has revealed. Prices are highest in London, where they shot up 7.4 times quicker than salaries. In the UK overall, childcare costs have risen four times faster than wages. Parents with very young tots are worst off, as most youngsters do not qualify for state-subsidised care until the age of two, a TUC analysis of official figures shows.
The long-running dispute over driver-only trains on Southern Rail could finally be settled with an inflation-busting pay deal. More than 1,000 drivers are are to be balloted on a proposed five-year pay deal worth 28.5% taking their pay from £49,000 to £65,000 a year. Leaders of the Aslef union are recommending that their members accept the deal, saying it guarantees a second, safety-trained, person on every train, except in “very exceptional” circumstances.
Mercedes is recalling about 400,000 cars in Britain after it was alerted to airbags accidentally inflating. The cars are safe to drive under normal conditions, but if the driver airbag warning light comes on, owners should call roadside assistance or contact their nearest dealer. The problem affects certain top-selling A, B, C, and E-Class models , together with CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles, built between November 2011 and July 2017.
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".