An MP who pledged to tackle the ‘Marton Crawl’ says he will “move heaven and earth” to win funding to back comprehensive council plans. Middlesbrough Council today announced a host of improvements - including two new roads - to ease the pressure on the town’s road network, and deal with the notorious issues down Marton Road. It comes after a political row erupted between the authority and new Tory MP Simon Clarke, who has launched his own survey to measure public concerns.
Plans to build houses on the site of a Grove Hill social club have been blocked - because it would pave over playing fields. Developers wanted to demolish the Acklam Iron and Steelworks social club on Park Road South, and move it to another piece of land. Plans are also in to build 96 houses and 28 flats on the parcel of land. Middlesbrough Council’s planning committee were set to give the plans the green light, but the application is now on hold after an objection by Sport England.
An illegal tattooist operating from a house on a Middlesbrough estate has been shut down by officials. Environmental health officers took action at a house in Thorntree - removing equipment and slapping a court order banning the woman involved from tattooing again. After a tip-off, officers found that people - including under 18s - were being tattooed in conditions that presented a health risk by a woman who was not registered.
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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".