Moving Channel 4 to the West Midlands would bring enormous benefits to the city - and also to the broadcaster and its viewers. That’s the verdict of MPs from across the region, who are backing calls for Channel 4 to move out of its London base. The Government is considering whether Channel 4 should move and local councils, along with West Midlands mayor Andy Street, have made the case for the broadcaster to come here. And 17 MPs told us they were throwing their weight behind the campaign.
Council bosses are locked in a legal wrangle after bailiffs marched into the council house and seized more than £2,500-worth of computer and IT kit. Seven computer monitors, four desktop computers, a laptop and a printer, with a combined replacement value of £2,652, were impounded last month. The row turns on claims Birmingham City Council owed a third party, thought to have been a private landlord, around £5,000.
Long-awaited plans to regenerate a 44-acre derelict industrial site in the Black Country have taken a major leap forward with the appointment of a developer. The £60 million regeneration of the Phoenix 10 site, in Darlaston near to juntion ten of the M6, is expected to create up to 1,100 jobs. A previous development deal fell through five years ago over the huge costs of decontamination of the former James Bridge Copper Works site.
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".