When Geoff and Julie Bodman organised a St David’s Day wedding they were planning daffodils and Spring sunshine – not a blizzard and March getting off to the coldest start on record. But the couple are grateful they were able to get married at all – even though only 42 of the 200 invited guests were able to make it. The snow started on the morning of the wedding and by the end of the day more than 50cm had fallen on south Wales.
Racist graffiti and posters have appeared in a Cardiff suburb overnight. The Nazi swastika sign and other racist material have appeared on walls in Grangetown, the day before an anti-racism march is due to take place in the area. Cardiff council said it is working with the police as part of the investigation to track down the culprits and the offensive material will be cleared as quickly as possible.
The snow forecast for the weekend has been extended to cover most of Wales - with up to 5cm expected in places. The yellow warning issued from the Met Office had initially only covered Cardiff and eastern parts of the country, but on Friday that was extended across much more of Wales. However, it's likely the snow will be heavier in the east. It is also set to feel bitterly cold with temperatures and in the wind could feel like -7°C in Cardiff, and -23°C on Snowdon .
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".