The old saying of "if these walls could talk" is never more pertinent than when applied to Britain's great castles and stately homes. Over the best part of a millennium, these palaces and fortresses have been witness to numerous scandals - affairs, divorces, betrayals, murders, back-stabbing, skulduggery and general mischief. They have overheard murmurs and rumours that have swept lords, ladies and lovers up into their grip - and heard the patter of fleeing feet on the rear stairs.
Malaysia Airlines is facing uncomfortable questions about the treatment of its staff amid angry claims that some of its cabin crew have been sacked for being “overweight”. The Far Eastern carrier has been accused of ageism and body-shape discrimination after it was revealed that five of its employees - all over the age of 50 - have had their contracts terminated.
It is a country which comes cloaked in myth and mystery, and it celebrates a red-letter date today. Should you visit Mali? It is one of Africa's - and the world's - more niche destinations, but its tale makes for intriguing reading. Not least via the following facts... Nothing surprising here. Several sizeable African countries have no access to the ocean, and Mali is one of them.
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".