Bleary eyed Brits are struggling along to work this morning after gales of up to 95mph kept many up through the night. Loud gusts of wind were accompanied by the sounds of windows smashing and house bricks crashing to the floor as Storm Fionn battered Britain. Those that did manage to sleep through still had to battle through through the wind to work as people took to social media to share their weather-based anguish.
Television star Chris Tarrant appeared in court this morning to face drink-driving charges. The 71-year-old was pictured arriving at Reading Magistrates' Court after he was stopped leaving the Bladebone Inn in Bucklebury, Berkshire, in November. He is charged with driving a Mercedes car with 50 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breathe. The legal limit is 35 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breathe. The former Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?
Two women who broke a 15-year-old girl's arm in a racist assault are being hunted by police after they threw food at their victim. They attacked the teenager - who is of an Asian appearance - at a KFC in Chingford, north-east London, in what police suspect was an assault carried out by a mother and her daughter. Both women kicked the girl while she lay on the ground after she fell when one pulled her hair during a racist rant.
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".