Smiling for the camera, Richard Howson appears in a relaxed mood just weeks after quitting as boss of the stricken Carillion construction giant with a fat-cat financial package. The birthday picture was taken last August at the Hôtel le Kandahar in the Alpine resort of Chatel, where his family is understood to own a six-bedroom chalet with an outdoor hot tub.
Jeremy Corbyn’s left-wing allies seized control of Labour’s party machine today in a clean sweep of elections to the National Executive. The results opened the door for the Left to deselect centrist MPs and carry out a purge of party officials who have stood in their leader’s way. A slate of candidates fronted by Mr Corbyn’s veteran Marxist ally Jon Lansman, the chairman of grassroots campaign group Momentum, won three seats on the committee by landslide margins.
Theresa May’s former chief of staff was today branded a “politically tone deaf policy Rasputin” after accusing Justine Greening of blocking university reforms before she was sacked as Education Secretary. Nick Timothy, who left No 10 after the bungled snap election last year, claimed Ms Greening “exasperated” the PM. He welcomed her replacement in the reshuffle by Damian Hinds, now tipped as a contender for Tory leader.
Henry Bolton digging a whopping great big hole for himself on @BBCr4today and @JuliaHB1 as he fields questions on ex-girlfriend's racist remarks. He says there are still strong feelings there, adding bizarrely "love the sinner not the sin".
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".