In new guidance, the CofE has advised its schools that boys should be given the freedom to wear heels or a tutu, and girls to wear a toolbelt or fireman’s helmet “without judgment or derision”. Valuing All God’s Children [pdf] recommends teachers avoid using gender stereotype labels as pupils in nursery and primary should be able to “try out the many cloaks of identity”. We’d like to hear from parents and teachers of young children. What has your experience been like? What support did you receive?
A private member’s bill with cross-party backing which aims to lower the minimum age to vote will have its second reading on Friday. Introduced by Labour MP Jim McMahon, the bill has official support from the party as well as MPs from the Greens, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and SNP. The Welsh government is considering whether the voting age should be reduced as part of a consultation on electoral reform.
Lights, fireworks and candles are only a few signs that Diwali has begun (today in India, Malaysia and Singapore and tomorrow the rest of the world). A Hindu festival representing the conquering of light over darkness, good over evil, Diwali is one of the happiest religious festivals to be celebrated and we’d love to see your photos and videos. Preparation is equally important as celebrating the festival itself.
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".