A campaign group has called for change to UK euthanasia laws after a Plymouth man tragically took his own life. Michael Parkins was only 40 years old when he fell to his death from the Toys R Us car park in May last year. He was suffering from terminal heart failure and had been told he may only have weeks left to live. Mr Parkins had researched euthanasia and wanted to travel to Switzerland to end his life, an inquest heard.
Highways bosses have welcomed the chance to meet with the families of three young men who lost their lives in a crash on the A38. One of the findings from the inquest into the deaths of Marshall Arnott, Trevor Gorman and Zachary Graham showed that the van the men were travelling in collided with a road sign which caused catastrophic injuries.
A planning application to build an underground house with a car lift has attracted a string of complaints. The pre-planning application, put in by Mount Edgcumbe Estate, proposes a four bedroom house to be built into the side of a slope next to a war memorial in Cawsand – a destination known for its stunning views and picturesque beaches. The design of the home, which will sit below New Road, is said to blend with the surrounding landscape as opposed to ‘making a statement’.
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".