Last month, the prime minister vowed to fix Britain’s broken housing market. So with homelessness on the rise, private rents soaring and young people frozen out of the mortgage market, what would a solution look like? Joining Anushka Asthana this week are Shelter’s Steve Akehurst, Conservative MP Nick Boles, commentator Dawn Foster and Ian Mulheirn of Oxford Economics. Also this week: the EU withdrawal bill returned to the Commons this week and party splits were on display once more.
This year, a total of three people have been stabbed outside my block of flats, in two separate incidents. To my knowledge, the young men have survived, but the shock and experience of twice having the neighbourhood cordoned off with tape as police and paramedics descended, and walking past pooled bloodstains the next day, shook the neighbours. On edge late one night shortly after the second incident, I heard shouts and screams from people obscured by trees in the street, and so dialled 999.
Next Tuesday marks five months since the Grenfell tower fire, which killed at least 80 people and made hundreds homeless. Each news story following the blaze seems to pile further indignity on the survivors and relatives of those who died, with the response and rehoming revealing the shambolic working of both local and national government.
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".