It promises fresh rail chaos for Black Country travellers over the festive season just a day after the RMT secured a strike vote from workers on Virgin West Coast. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out for 24 hours on Sunday, followed by more 24-hour stoppages on November 26 and December 9, Christmas Eve and New Year's eve. The union said the strikes will hit Arriva's services from Plymouth to Aberdeen.
More than 400 people packed into the Wolverhampton Racecourse last night for the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017, hailed as "better than ever" by organisers with a record number of businesses receiving recognition. Among the big winners, Smethwick based precision engineers A&M EDM was hailed for Excellence in Manufacturing and Technology just days after three of its engineers were chosen for a top 100 at at a national manufacturing event in Liverpool.
The Foodhall will open at 10am on December 6, just in time for the pre-Christmas shopping rush. It is part of a major shake-up of M&S that is seeing more food-only stores opening, while a number of its big stores are closing or being transformed into food shops with their clothing and homeware departments taken out. The new store on the Gallagher Retail Park will be open seven days a week.
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".