Hundreds of people in rented properties in Kirklees are in arrears because of the flaws attached to Universal Credit. That’s the claim of Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin who highlighted that 720 of the borough’s 869 council tenants who claim Universal Credit - more than 80% - are behind in rent payments. She described the figure as “staggering”. The controversial monthly benefit payment system was introduced to Jobcentres in Calderdale in June and in Kirklees in November.
Lengthy delays in fixing broken street lights in Kirklees is putting local residents and properties at risk, it has been claimed. Statistics have shown that the average time taken by Kirklees Council to repair street lights in the borough that have been reported as faulty is 11 days. The national average is seven days. The figures were revealed after an investigation by the Liberal Democrats. Faulty street lights were reported on 7,136 occasions.
Anglican monks at the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield are gathering an eclectic selection of items for the latest in their successful run of auctions. More than 200 lots have already been confirmed with items including jewellery, silver, furniture, antiques, military memorabilia and toys. And following on from previous auctions, which have seen bids on 19th century canvases and bronze sculptures, the line-up for this summer’s event is looking equally quirky.
I took a couple of days out from writing Saxon, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll to pen a chapter on Under Milk Wood and Dylan Thomas for a new compendium on literary landscapes. Deadline achieved. Now time for a beer. @modernbookshttps://t.co/P7IaHVF30z
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".