Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire will receive a final sum of £1.4 million from the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund’s appeal. It brings the total distributed by our fund to £6.8 million, the most money given out to Grenfell survivors by a single charitable fund. It also marks a milestone in that 95 per cent of the £7.2 million raised by our appeal has been allocated within six months of the June 14 fire, with just under £400,000 held back for contingencies.
My wife and I flew to Johannesburg and rushed to my childhood home where my mother, Jeanette, was critically ill.My father ushered us in to their bedroom, where a breeze ruffled the curtain and Classic FM played softly from a radio at her bedside table. “Hello, mama,” I said. “May I kiss your forehead?” My mother lay motionless, her eyes closed, and gave the faintest of nods. I leaned down and kissed her soft skin. Jeanette had turned 80 in January but she was now incredibly frail.
The House of Lords is set to debate the issues exposed by our Lost Childhoods investigation, including the intolerable burden on child carers. It follows the report by the Children’s Commissioner for England which found that 670,000 children are living in “high-risk” families whose privations are mostly invisible to the authorities. The two-hour debate, due to take place on December 14, was initiated by Labour politician Brenda Dean after she read the Lost Childhoods articles.
Significant milestone as ES Dispossessed Fund pays out final £10k per survivor family to bring total amount distributed per family by our fund to £38,720. We hope this money can help survivors rebuild their lives.
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".