Road users will have a lot to put up with over the week of Monday (September 25) to Sunday (October 1). There will be disruption on a host of major roads including the M1, M3, M4, M23, M25 and A1. If that all sounds like a lot to keep up with, we've put together this handy list of the roadworks and road closures. So make sure you check before you travel and adjust your route if necessary. Work to improve journeys by carrying out joint replacements will continue.
Police are concerned about the welfare of a "vulnerable" man who went missing from Westminster on Saturday night (September 23). Mohammed Saad, 32, was last seen at 8pm when he left an address on Cato Street to go for a walk. Mr Saad has autism and speaks very little English; the Metropolitan Police has said "his disappearance is out of character and there are concerns for his welfare". He is described as being of large build and 5 feet and 11 inches tall.
Surrey Police was understandably unimpressed when a driver decided to jump a red light right in front of a police car. On Friday (September 22), the force shared dashcam footage of the incident, which shows the car stop at the traffic lights and then slowly pull away, while the light is still red. Sharing the video on its Roads Policing Unit Twitter page, @SurreyRoadCops, the force had some advice for drivers. It tweeted: "If you’re lost, take your time to work out where you are, or ask a bobby.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".