Political intimidation, abuse of power, conflict of interest - all under the microscope as part of the government’s new consultation on the ethics of local government. The Government’s Committee on Standards in Public Life launched a new four-month public consultation on January 29, which will run until May 18. They’re looking to generate discussion around local government codes of conducts, practices for dealing with whistle-blowing, and what’s done in instances of conflict of interests.
A primary school in Buckingham continues to shine, having been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted - four years on from being said to ‘require improvement.’George Grenville Academy is celebrating this week, having taken huge strides towards improvement. The students ‘outstanding’ behaviour and the school’s ‘outstanding’ early years have been recognised. The academy school was inspected between January 17 and 18, its first since 2013, and staff and governors are “extremely pleased” with the results.
Have a nose at this! A rare piece of aviation history is going on sale and, if you've got £50,000 burning a hole in your pocket, it could be yours. An original Concorde nose cone dating to the 1970s is going up for auction on February 22, with the piece expected to fetch somewhere between £45,000 and £60,000.
To be absolutely clear, @aylesburyvale have said that the actions of Cllr Blake are not unlawful, but "under the code of conduct" of the council she should have declared the interest at each meeting. Her investment in Rectory Homes was listed on her register of interests.
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".