‘Pay Peterborough City Councillors more’ was a call I made in this column a few months back. Not surprisingly it wasn’t my most popular idea, although council leader Cllr John Holdich jumped on it even reading part of it out at a council meeting to justify members voting themselves a whopping great pay rise. I was misinterpreted – you will have your own view whether that was deliberate or not.
The second part of our look back at health services in the city focuses mainly on the people who have cared for and served their community. The group pictures of nurses starts (top) with a photograph taken during the First World War. Unfortunately, I have no more information, so if anybody does please get in touch. The next picture along is more recent, showing students from the Nursing Preliminary training school in January, 1968 taken at Peterborough Memorial Hospital.
Twenty-five years ago after an epic battle five Peterborough women secured a momentous court victory that changed British society. The Freemans Five, led by Irene Pickstone from Stanground, were all warehouse workers at one of Peterborough’s biggest employers. They were paid less than men doing the same job. They decided that was a wrong that needed righting and after a long fight they emerged victorious.
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".