Yorkshire’s largest police force is to sell three of its police stations and four other buildings after revealing that several are rarely used by its officers. West Yorkshire Police is planning to sell off its stations at Keighley, Bingley and Killingbeck in Leeds, as well as smaller ‘section boxes’ at Fartown, Milnsbridge and Moldgreen in Kirklees district and Wyke in Bradford district.
A West Yorkshire Police commander has described how his force kept the peace at a Bradford City home game with just eight actively deployed officers after adopting an approach used at major protests. Chief Superintendent Owen West kept two Police Support Units (PSUs) made up of 50 “yellow jacketed” officers out of sight during Bradford’s first game of the season against Blackpool this month.
A Private Finance Initiative contract signed by Yorkshire’s biggest police force to create two district headquarters and a state-of-the-art training base will cost taxpayers £338m over 25 years. West Yorkshire Police used a ‘buy now, pay later’ PFI scheme to finance the construction of its HQ with custody facilities at Elland Road in Leeds, another similar base at Havertop Lane at Normanton and a specialist operational training centre at Carr Gate in Wakefield.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".