LUDLOW’S MP, Philip Dunne, welcomes the increase in young people applying to go university. He fails to mention that his own constituency is performing worse than most of England. In 2006, 29.8% of 18-year-olds in the Ludlow constituency applied for higher education places. That was 2.6% above the national rate of 27.2%. Ten years on, the national application rate has grown to 36.6%. But Ludlow has not kept up and is now nearly three percentage points behind at 33.7%.
THE current Westminster handwringing over who touched/chatted up/propositioned/leered at whom, when, where and why, is somewhat under-impressing Quentin Letts. “The whole thing is being over blown,” said the Daily Mail political sketch writer. “The other day the House (of Commons) was in totally pious mood and to be honest I found it difficult to take. "Not only that but they were doing a great dis-service to all those who have suffered serious sexual abuse.
A SEXUAL predator was compared to a 'vampire' after he sexually assaulted two sleeping men after plying them with booze at his bedsit. Eric Liveley, aged 56, of Broad Street, Worcester, had already admitted two sexual assaults when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court via videolink from HMP Hewell to be sentenced on Friday following the attacks on January 18 this year. Sophie Murray, prosecuting, said Liveley had struck up a friendship with one of the men who was homeless.
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".