This month marks 20 years since Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris. The tragic incident shocked the nation when the news broke on August 31 1997, with many devastated at the loss of the "people's princess" . Her death marked one of the biggest moments in the 100-year-old history of RAF Northolt in west London. The body of Princess Diana was flown into the airbase after she died in hospital at 4am on August 31.
The mattresses, appliances and wood dumped under the A40 near Uxbridge have still not been cleared two months after getwestlondon first reported it. A huge amount of rubbish has been dumped under the major road near the Colne Valley Regional Park and the amount of waste has increased since it was first reported. Pictures taken throughout April show the amount of black bags, furniture and wood dumped under the A40 access ramp north of Uxbridge.
An investigation has been launched after nearly 300 parking tickets were given out in four days near Heathrow airport. Hillingdon Council said its trading standards team has been alerted after 275 tickets were slapped on vehicles at a car park in Yiewsley and one in West Drayton between April 11 and April 15. The council said some vehicles have been parked by a Heathrow parking company and not the vehicles' owners.
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".