A week after Kim Briggs died of head injuries sustained when a cyclist riding an illegal bike collided with her at about 18mph, her husband, Matthew Briggs, received a call from a police officer warning him there would be a long journey ahead. Briggs was sitting on a bench outside John Lewis in Bluewater, the behemoth shopping centre in Kent, where he was picking out clothing for his children’s school uniforms. Shoppers darted purposefully all about him as he took the call.
A Conservative manifesto pledge to slash the number of MPs in a bid to save £50m is set to be abandoned, according to reports. Divisive proposals to reduce the size of the Commons from 650 to 600 seats will be dropped after the prime minister, Theresa May, failed to hold on to her party’s majority in the general election, the Times said, citing “three senior sources”. The reform was intended to save £50m over five years and equalise the number of voters in each constituency.
The vice-chancellor of Oxford University, Louise Richardson, has insisted that any link between a sharp rise in the salary for her post and an increase in tuition fees is “spurious” as she came under pressure to justify her £350,000-a-year pay.
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".