The new leader of Kensington and Chelsea council says she will not quit despite repeated calls for her to stand down over the Grenfell Tower fire. Elizabeth Campbell was elected as the authority’s new chief at a fractious full council meeting last night — the first since the blaze in June — where she faced boos and heckling. Shouts of “shame on you” and “resign” were heard throughout the four-hour meeting as Ms Campbell addressed fellow councillors.
Sir Vince Cable was set to take the helm of the Liberal Democrat party today with outgoing leader Tim Farron saying it is time for a “fresh start”. The former coalition Business Secretary was the only challenger for the role and was due to be appointed this afternoon. Sir Vince, who regained his Twickenham seat at the general election, wants to move the party to the centre ground and abandon a push for a second EU referendum.
The parents of Charlie Gard today received fresh hope today in their fight to save their baby after all three were granted “American citizenship” by the US Congress. One US politician said the offer of lawful permanent residence meant Charlie, who has brain damage from a rare genetic defect, “can come to the US for world class medical care”.
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".