Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations were closed on Tuesday morning (January 23) due to a gas leak. The leak occurred near Charing Cross station and emergency services put in an exclusion zone, which included the transport hub. Some trains have been diverted to other London stations. We'll keep you posted on how the situation is progressing with live updates. Keep up to date with the latest news in west London via the free getwestlondon app.
Bottles of perfume were stolen from Boots in Haslemere during the early hours of Saturday (January 20) after raiders smashed their way into the store. The alarm in the High Street shop was set off at around 5am when the door was broken open, Surrey Police has confirmed. One of the front doors of the shop was cordoned off with police tape by Saturday afternoon, and the frontage was later boarded up.
The leader of Surrey County Council (SCC) has said he has "no option" but to propose the maximum council tax increase of 5.99% for 2018/2019. In December last year, the government gave local authorities the new power to raise their core bills by 2.99% - up from a previous maximum of 1.99%. This coupled with a 3% increase in the county's social care precept means Surrey residents would see their SCC tax bill go up by almost 6%, representing a rise of £1.53 a week for a band D property.
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".