Royal Crescent in Holland Park was built in 1846, a sedate semicircle of six-storey, stucco-fronted terrace homes that its builders hoped would mimic the earlier, larger crescents in Bath and Regent’s Park. These days, the rumbling traffic of Holland Park Avenue immediately to its south means the crescent is rarely tranquil, but it remains an impossibly grand address, where small flats sell for more than £1m, and entire homes for several times that.
For the third time in just over two years, British voters found themselves waking up on Friday to a dramatic poll result that few of them had confidently predicted. The strong, stable – and sizeable – Tory majority on which Theresa May had gambled her premiership, as well as the country’s negotiating position on Brexit, had been revealed as an almost laughable fantasy.
After seven weeks of promises, warnings, heated debate and sometimes bruising dispute, Britain awoke to the comparative calm of an election day, going to the polls for the third crucial national vote in as many years. Polling stations across the country opened at 7am on Thursday amid heightened security, after the general election campaign was twice interrupted by terrorist atrocities in Manchester and London. Polling stations close at 10pm.
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".