Chaotic meal times, too few staff, and medicine mix-ups - welcome to the worst-rated care homes of Birmingham in 2017. The Birmingham Mail can today reveal the ratings handed out by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which were correct on July 18, 2017. Inspectors assessed each care home on five categories based on safety, effectiveness, caring, responsiveness and leadership, before an overall rating is given.
Sometimes it's good to not follow the crowd. And if you are bored of visiting the same big city bars , this could be the guide for you. We can all be guilty of sticking to what we know when it comes to drinking in Birmingham. But where do you go out when you know your city watering holes so well? Here are a few of our suggestions. Secret passwords, swanky speakeasies behind plain-looking doors - these are some of the city's best hard to find venues.
A hotel in Birmingham has stood by its decision to turn away a homeless man, who two friends had tried to book a room for. Two friends were walking along Broad Street when they began to speak with the man who has been sleeping rough in Birmingham city centre. After a chat the friends decided to book the man into a nearby hotel to help "get him off the street for one night." But they were refused a room. Olly Attfield was one of the men who tried to help.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".