An MP spoke to the Mirror last night about how her own daughter needs a transplant. Labour's Julie Elliott urged colleagues to back the Change the Law for Life campaign, saying it would "save many lives". Her daughter Rebecca, 36, needs a kidney and hooks herself up for dialysis for eight hours every day. Julie has been on the organ donor register since 1981, when she signed up while pregnant with Rebecca because she believed it was "the right thing to do".
Frenzied bidding in an auction of Lord Lucan ’s things is pushing some lots to 10 times their estimates. His silk top hat was expected to fetch £50 but there have already been 14 advance bids online to take it to £550. And an ice bucket for chilling champagne priced at £80 for the auction, to be held on Tuesday, has hit £260. Dozens of other items going under the hammer, dubbed “Lucanalia”, include his ermine gown for the House of Lords, which was valued at £50 but has no bids yet.
Hidden away in a drawer for decades, these extraordinary letters show one loving dad’s attempts to reassure his son while he was away serving in the First World War. Exactly 100 years ago, George Glogg was fighting for his country in France. He regularly wrote to his teenage son Frederick back home in Dover, Kent. Now, his grandson has unearthed his letters among a treasure trove including a German newspaper, foreign currency and his silver cigarette case with tobacco remnants.
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".