The new president of the Royal Horticultural Society has criticised the BBC's gardening programmes. Elizabeth Banks told the Sunday Times that she believes the corporation has "dumbed down" its output. "I think the whole gardening issue at the BBC has gone downhill," she said. "If you look at Gardener's World, they've panicked and lost the essence. I don't like patronising people and feel that's what they're doing."
After Blue Peter, Katy went on to host Saturday morning classic Live & Kicking, though sadly towards the end of its lifespan. But Katy got loads of presenting bits and bobs (including on Daybreak and This Morning) and also did a bit of reality TV, performing well in Channel 4's underrated The Games. And, naturally, we all remember those Arm & Hammer toothpaste adverts.
Five years ago, I sat down in a screening room in London and prepared myself for the first two episodes of Game of Thrones. I hadn't read the books, I didn't know an awful lot of details, but after two hours I was completely and utterly hooked.
Disconcerted to see Fireman Sam trending. When I was little, my mum left me watching the Christmas special and came back to find me BAWLING. But their singing round the tree was so melancholy!!! Still not over it tbh.
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".