Labour MPs were paid up to £10,000 to meet Eastern Bloc agents during the Cold War, an ex-spy claimed last night. Jan Sarkocy said at least 15 senior Labour figures had shared information with him in the late 1980s. Some pocketed between £1,000 and £10,000 per meeting but still wanted more, he alleged. The former Czech spy, who met Jeremy Corbyn at the time, claimed the MPs ‘wanted big bucks for giving us help’. His latest comments prompted calls for an official probe into the allegations.
Darren Osborne’s father has told of his horror upon discovering his estranged son was responsible for the Finsbury Park carnage. John Osborne, 73, said he was ‘devastated’ when he realised his child had been behind the wheel of the van. The former RAF electrical engineer, who lives in the Home Counties, said he had ‘not been in Darren’s life for 42 years’, after he left his mother. But in his first public comments, he said he recognised Osborne in footage from the attack.
A renegade soldier is the chief suspect for a series of terrifying raids on Home Counties mansions. Dubbed the Night Watcher, the burglar has stolen valuables worth millions of pounds, brutally beating the owners. Detectives have launched a manhunt amid fears that his next victims might not escape with their lives. The ‘highly professional’ criminal is blamed for at least seven high-value raids, including a £700,000 break-in at Goodwood House, the ancestral seat of the Earl of March.
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".