“I’m at an age now where I could retire,” says Clive Betts. The Labour MP for Sheffield South East had his 68th birthday over the weekend, and is well aware he could swap Westminster for a more sedate life – but it’s unlikely. “It’s a matter of choice for me, the party and the electorate. There are still big issues around.”Clive has spent more than 40 years in politics, 26 of them as an MP, and has been around long enough to recognise that ‘things tend to repeat themselves’.
A Sheffield telemarketing boss wants to save the jobs of 250 call centre workers whose roles are at risk following the collapse of Carillion. Anthony Hinchcliffe, CEO of Ant Marketing which has offices at Victoria Quays and St Mary's Gate, is hopeful he can take on the firm's staff and keep important contracts in the city. Carillion, the construction and facilities management firm, has gone into liquidation after it went out of business with debts of £1bn and a £580m pension deficit.
Outlines - held since 2016 at indoor venues in the city centre and described in the past as a 'junior Tramlines for the winter' - was to take place on the first weekend in March. But the management team has cancelled the 2018 event, saying the festival was no longer viable and that full refunds are being given to those who bought advance tickets.
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".