Primark has been slammed for selling bikinis designed for toddlers as mums say they are 'stripping the innocence' away from kids. Children's campaigners Kidscape have now urged high street shops to "let our children be children" and to leave bikinis for a time when girls have breasts and can make a conscious choice to wear them. The £4 Primark bikinis are being sold for ages as young as one-and-a-half and go up to eight years old.
A student wants to track down the kind stranger who paid for his Valentine's Day dinner because the teen resembled the mystery man's 'late son who died in tragic accident'. Jack Hadlow went on a date with girlfriend Amy Potter at the Harvester, in Rayleigh, Essex. But when the 16-year-old came to pay, staff told him another customer had covered his £26 bill.
A customer has accused Primark of sexism after spotting 'demeaning' changing room signs which refer to women as 'girls'. Geography teacher Claire Griffiths was stunned when she saw the signs which she claims infantilise women. While the area for females was referred to as 'girls fitting rooms', the space for males was marked as 'mens fitting rooms'.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".