North west Dumfries could be dealt another health services blow over the potential closure of a podiatry clinic. The NHS board is planning to hold a consultation process next month over the possibility of shutting the clinic in Lochside just months after a dental unit was removed . Councillor Graham Bell, who represents the area, said: “If this was to go it would be another nail in the coffin for services in north west Dumfries.
Two community champions were honoured by the Queen this week. Michael Pattie and Carolyn Little were awarded the British Empire Medal and Member of the British Empire respectively at a ceremony on Monday. The Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfries, Fiona Armstrong presented the awards at council offices in Buccleuch Street. Since his 13-year-old son David died in 1999, Michael has put all of his energy into trying to prevent other families going through the nightmare of losing a child to meningitis.
The future of the £25 million Whitesands flood defence scheme might not be decided until 2020. An update on the project is due to be presented to members of the economy, environment and infrastructure committee on Tuesday . The report will discuss the “difficulty at this stage to provide details of a timeline” of a public inquiry for a number of reasons.
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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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".