France wants to block an early Brexit transition agreement so it can swoop in to lure business away from the UK, it has been reported. Theresa May hopes to get a two-year transition deal signed off at an EU summit in March so negotiations can swiftly move on to a future trade deal. But Paris is said to be maneuvering behind the scenes to 'keep the pressure on the Brits' while legal and bureaucratic questions could also delay the agreement.
A former Tory researcher has said she was nicknamed 'big t***' by an MP as she hit out at the 'sleaze and casual sexism' rife in Westminster. Teresa Fitzherbert said politicians harassed and bullied female aides - making sexual jokes and reducing women just starting out on their careers to tears. She said one woman lost her hair through stress, while another female staffer was told by an MP to take the stairs everywhere 'because he thought she was overweight'.
Ministers are setting up a task force to support workers and companies whose jobs and firms have been plunged into crisis by the collapse of Carillon. The Business Department said the new body, which will meet later today, will involve businesses and unions and support to anyone affected by the bankruptcy. It comes after Theresa May insisted bosses at the failed firm can have their bumper bonuses clawed back as she was grilled over her response to the crisis during yesterday's PMQs.
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".