Colin Firth has become an Italian citizen, Italy's Interior Ministry has confirmed. The British actor shot to fame as Mr Darcy in the BBC's adaptation of Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice when he emerged dripping from a lake. He went on to play another Mr Darcy - Bridget Jones' boyfriend in the films starring Renee Zellweger in the title role - and earned an Oscar for his portrayal of stammering King George VI in the King's Speech.
An improvised explosive device was taken on to a busy Tube train in rush hour this morning - but thankfully did not fully detonate. Frightened travellers rushed to get away after the homemade bomb went off at Parsons Green, a District Line station, with reports of children being separated from the adults taking them to school and pregnant women being crushed in people's bids to escape. Medics are treating 22 people, although none of them are in a serious condition.
What the Grenfell Tower inferno has exposed is the way social housing tenants are treated as second-class citizens. Thousand of council blocks are lacking the most basic fire protections, with only one in 50 high-rises having sprinkler systems. Putting in place safety improvements to protect residents must be done as a matter of urgency, not as an optional extra. The current delays border on the criminal.
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".