London's parks were left strewn with rubbish after thousands of people descended on the capital's green spaces this weekend. Hordes of people flocked to parks across London as temperatures soared to 25C and the south-east basked in glorious sunshine. Images posted on social media showed discarded beer cans, overflowing bins and crows circling left rubbish as councils across the capital began a mammoth clean-up effort.
The Mexican black kingsnake, native in the Americas, had to be rescued by RSPCA officers after it was discovered by the woman at a property in Neasden on Monday last week. The huge reptile was lured into a box by collection officer Jill Sanders and is now being treated in a specialist centre. The RSPCA believes the kingsnake escaped from a nearby vivarium. Ms Sanders said: “The poor thing looked like it had been attacked, perhaps by a cat or a fox, but didn’t appear seriously injured.
Millions of pounds raised through a controversial traffic calming scheme in Surbiton Crescent is to be spent on flying councillors to a two-week holiday in Ibiza. The traffic scheme has raked in almost £2.5m since it was introduced late last year and has caught out about 40,000 furious motorists, leaving Kingston Council with a bludgeoning bank account.
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".