The UK interest rate has increased for the first time in a decade, ending 10 years of rock-bottom rates. The base rate has lingered at 0.25 per cent since August 2016 when it was lowered following the Brexit vote. It is estimated that up to eight million adults have never seen interest rates rise in their lifetime. The last time the base rate was raised, it went up to 5.75 per cent in July 2007. Interest rates have been falling ever since.
A basement flat in Knightsbridge, a duplex in Fulham and a mansion on the banks of the Thames are among the £1 million-plus homes that could be yours for less than a fiver, plus a little skill — and a lot of luck. The properties are all part of the growing trend for sellers struggling to get a good price for their higher-end homes in a slow market, offering them as a prize in online raffles instead, with tickets costing from as little as £1.
Having a home filled with genuine contemporary artworks rather than posters and photos might seem impossible to the average, wallet-conscious Londoner. But you don’t have to have Charles Saatchi’s taste for controversy, or his budget, to snap up a work by one of the hot new names on the art scene. The Affordable Art Fair’s autumn show has an entire section dedicated to the work of newly graduated artists, curated by the Cob Gallery’s Cassie Beadle.
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".