My happiest school days were definitely between the ages of 13 and 18. The fact that I was in an all-girls environment meant my teenage years were not blighted by the opposite sex. I have always been a great supporter of single-sex schools, as my time at St Dominic’s Grammar School was not filled with drama. The fact that there were simply no boys getting in the way made going through puberty easier.
We could all toast Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for longer when they wed on 19 May, if plans to allow pubs to stay open longer over that weekend go ahead. It is hoped that pub opening hours will be extended until 1am for the royal wedding, which will take place in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Ministers will begin a public consultation on the proposals, which will see licensing hours in England and Wales extended on the evenings of Friday, 18 May, and Saturday, 19 May.
Lisa Riley has lost an impressive 12 stone after a diet overhaul that has seen her cut out food groups, such as alcohol and pasta. The 41-year-old actress, who is best known for playing the role of Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale, shocked viewers with her transformation when she appeared on Monday’s This Morning. Sharing the secret of her weight loss with viewers, Lisa – who has gone from a size 28 to a size 12 - admitted she had not had pasta for 19 months.
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".