As Carillion hurtled towards collapse putting 20,000 jobs at risk, fatcat bosses continued to line their pockets while being handed public cash by their Tory cronies. And once again the taxpayer is left to pick up the bill for another failed privatised firm in a bid to rescue the public services it had contracts with, such as schools, prisons and hospitals.
A council estate in one of London’s most exclusive areas is now in the hands of a City banker and his family thanks to right to buy. Buy-to-let baron Mukurram Sattar, 68, owns, with his relatives and their firms, the leases to 30 of 35 flats in three blocks at Abercorn in St Johns Wood. The family-linked Kunta Kinte Ltd has now put in security entry and a gate, limiting access to what was a public space after Westminster City Council sold it the freehold.
Alexandra Burke ’s firm was hit with a £230,000 bill for unpaid income tax after a two-year HMRC inquiry, the Mirror can reveal. The tax investigation started in 2014 when the pop singer applied to close down her firm, Miss Contagious Limited, with nearly £420,000 in assets. Burke, 29, who is currently a contestant on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing , is listed as a director of the “performing arts” firm. It was set up in October 2009, the year after she won The X Factor .
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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 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".