Sir Bruce Forsyth’s health went downhill so quickly there was no time for his closest friends to say goodbye, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. The legendary entertainer died aged 89 on Friday holding the hand of devoted third wife Wilnelia and surrounded by all six of his children. One source told how Bruce’s health deteriorated badly just seven days earlier, adding: “His friends weren’t aware of how rapidly he had declined and he didn’t want them to see him the way he was.
For we mere mortals who don’t live in a castle, imagining life as a member of the Royal Family requires an active imagination. Even creative types like actress Claire Foy , who plays the Queen in hit Netflix drama The Crown, struggled before stepping into the role which has earned her a Best Actress nomination at Sunday’s Baftas . Claire says: “I never considered the monarchy as human beings. I see them as real people now.
Alesha Dixon ’s Britain’s Got Talent golden buzzer act Just Us moved the judges to tears as leader Julia Carlile, 15, explained a planned operation would prevent her from dancing ever again. Julia was born with a curved spine, due to the condition scoliosis, but said metal rods needed to straighten her back would dramatically reduce her mobility – unlike specialist surgery across the pond.
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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".