Family dinners are in danger of dying out in London, research suggests. Those in the capital are the least likely in the UK to eat evening meals together. Only 27 per cent have dinner with the people they live with every day and three-quarters have a screen present. A fifth of households have no dining table, which Dr Patrick Alexander of the Social Issues Research Centre, who surveyed about 2,000 people with Co-op Food, said “signified a shift away from formal dining”.
A Canadian woman has been jailed for seven years for strangling her best friend with a belt. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, was convicted and sentenced on Monday after a selfie of the pair of them showed her wearing the fatal weapon. Brittney Gargol, 18, was killed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in March, 2015. She was found near a landfill site with a belt close to her body.
Pupils in west London have been urged not to travel to and from school alone after a man tried to bundle a schoolboy into a car in daylight. The 14-year-old boy was threatened with violence but managed to push him away and sprinted off with the attacker in pursuit. Police said he escaped by hiding in a garden and ringing his mother who then dialled 999. The shocking incident took place two weeks ago as the boy walked to his school along Fitzneal Street in Acton.
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".