This straw bale self-build is one of a long line of achievements for young craftsman Sam Atkinson. Sharon Dale reports. In an era when most young people struggle to get on the property ladder, 27-year-old Sam Atkinson reckons he is fortunate to own his own home. Yet luck only played a small part in what is a remarkable achievement. Hard graft, determination and a tremendous amount of skill went into the straw bale house, which Sam designed and constructed for himself and his wife Charlotte.
The budget may bring stamp duty changes and funding for new homes but will it fix the housing market? Yorkshire experts give the chancellor their advice. Sharon Dale reports. Nicholas Pleace, Director of the Centre for Housing Policy and Professor of Social Policy at the University of York. “The bigger strategic issue that the government has to face is that this is not just a question of housing supply, it is about broader economic policy.
Autumn’s chill is here so we look at how to build and light the perfect fire and what to do if you don’t have the time. Sharon Dale reports. Who doesn’t love sitting by an open fire with its dancing flames, crackling wood and aromatic smoke? It’s wonderfully cosy, mesmeric and soporific. Yet most of us don’t know how to build one and keep it alight, which is why “The Little Book of Building Fires” by Yorkshire author Sally Coulthard looks all set to be one of the best-selling books of the season.
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".