A Moray councillor has expressed fears that his own three–year-old granddaughter will have grandchildren by the time the A96 dualling in the area is complete. Councillor Marc Macrae said the process of deciding where to build the dual carriageway, and the time it would take to build, would cause uncertainty for people in the area. Transport bosses have submitted a shortlist of options for how a dualled A96 road between Aberdeen and Inverness could run through the region.
The first group of Moray teachers who trained through a distance learning scheme will start in the area’s classrooms this month. The DLite programme, which is an 18-month course run by Aberdeen University, was completed by six newly-qualified teachers in the area. The new teachers completed the course on a part-time basis, with four balancing their university commitments with working for the council.
A cherished Elgin landmark which has been closed to the public since 2003 will not be allowed to take part in this year’s Doors Open Day. Campaigners who are working to restore Grant Lodge said revealed earlier this year they hoped to be able to take part in the event. But structural problems have left the property deemed unsafe for use, after a visit from council officials.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".