County education chiefs have warned they face a funding shortfall of £100m to build new and expand existing schools to meet escalating demand for places. A report setting out the predicted growth in demand for school places in Kent says an additional 12,500 places are needed, meaning the overall number rising from 79,000 to 91,500 between now and 2022. The lack of places is identified as a key risk for the authority in budget papers issued this week.
The long-running tussle over the future of the former Manston airport site could take a significant turn this week. And it could lead to a major split within the ruling Ukip group at Thanet council and a challenge to the leader, Chris Wells. Councillors are due to vote tomorrow on a planning blueprint - the Local Plan - that will determine whether the site should be earmarked for housing development and rule out any prospect of a return for some kind of aviation use.
A demand from the French President that the UK do more to help police their borders has been given short shrift by the Dover MP Charlie Elphicke. Emmanuel Macron made an official visit to Calais today to see how the authorities there were coping with the on-going issue of would-be migrants in the town. During his visit, he said he would be taking up the issue of greater financial assistance from the UK government.
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".