FROM Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station to London Zoo, the places which inspired the Harry Potter series attract crowds of wannabe wizards. But now J.K. Rowling has debunked a popular fan theory about the Leaky Cauldron, and Exeter students are going to be devastated. It's been a long-standing rumour that the Old Firehouse Pub in Exeter, where J.K. Rowling went to university, is the inspiration for the Diagon Alley pub.
PRIMARK is now selling a range of pink Aristocat accessories in tribute to adorable Marie, and Disney fans are raving over them on social media. The new collection is for both adults and little girls, with a pencil case, make-up bag, mini kids' purse and card holder on offer. The best bit? Prices start at just £3 - so you can save your pennies in style with Primark. The budget shop posted a pic of the collection on Instagram yesterday afternoon, and it's already racked up more than 71,000 likes.
A MUM-TO-BE has revealed a list of "rules" she plans to pin to her front door for visiting friends and family members, and parents are outraged. The pregnant woman, who is due to have her first child in March, took to Baby Centre to discuss her plan - and it did NOT go down well. She asked: "Would it be unreasonable to set some basic rules for family and friends visiting and have them pinned to the door or the likes?
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".