Labour MP Angela Rayner has become a grandmother at 37 years old. She announced the news on social media, writing this morning: "At just before 6am today after an eventful evening, I became a grandma. Thank you to all the wonderful staff at NHS Tameside grangela". The Shadow Education Secretary had her first son, Ryan, aged 16 and has previously said that being a teenage mother "saved" her. She has three sons - Charlie, Ryan and Jimmy. Her fellow MPs congratulated her, using the nickname "grangela".
Michael Gove has vowed to take action over plastic pollution in the oceans after being "haunted" by Sunday night's episode of Blue Planet. In the episode, which drove some viewers to tears, a pilot whale carried the carcass of its dead baby around for days. Sir David Attenborough, narrating the episode, suggested the calf was poisoned by its mother's milk, which could have been contaminated by plastic pollution.
Stephen Kinnock's wife, who was the Prime Minister of Denmark from 2011 to 2015, gave the Labour MP a dressing-down after the exit poll for the 2017 general election came out. Helle Thorning-Schmidt was seen in the BBC documentary ‘Labour – The Summer That Changed Everything’ telling off her husband for being too negative about Jeremy Corbyn's prospects in the election.
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".