People in Dorset are being warned about a new phone scam. Fraudsters are targeting residents over the phone and claiming to be from BT and the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The caller proceeds to tell the individuals that TPS is no longer a free service and that they need to pay to register again. They then ask for the individual’s card details, in order to make the payment. It comes after it was revealed that Dorset Police deal with around 400 cases of fraud each month.
A number of train lines are blocked due to fallen trees. Train services running across the whole South Western Railway network have been affected and will be cancelled, delayed or revised. Services from Weymouth, Bournemouth and Southampton to London Waterloo have been affected due to a tree blocking the railway at Shawford. Disruption is expected until 11am this morning. Passengers are encouraged to speak to station staff, or use a station help point, and keep checking online for further updates.
Councillors have been recommended to approve an application for a controversial housing scheme that could see 120 homes developed near Dorchester. A planning application for a large-scale development in an agricultural field south of Westleaze in Charminster will go before West Dorset District Council planning committee next week. The application proposes the development of 120 homes and an access road into the site off Westleaze.
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".