No one would want to be where Patricia Ferrin and her family are right now. To lose a child is, for the vast majority of us, utterly unimaginable. To lose three - and all having taken their own lives - is a scenario the human mind is almost incapable of processing. Yet that's where the grief-stricken Ferrins find themselves today. The profound heartache, the nagging questions, the tortuous 'Could I have done more?'
The heartbroken widow of Matthew Goddard has revealed she still fears for her safety even though her husband's killers are behind bars. Maureen Goddard (46) was speaking after James Turner, who admitted the "frenzied" murder, had his prison sentence reduced by two years by the Court of Appeal. Last year brothers James (31) and William Turner (38) were convicted of killing Mr Goddard (41) in 2014 and were each sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in jail.
Ryanair passengers face the prospect of more disruption as pilots threaten strike action that could spark further flight cancellations. More than 120 pilots at the budget airline attended three meetings in Dublin yesterday where a ballot for industrial action was discussed, and their colleagues are set to meet across Europe over the next 48 hours to consider a "collective" approach.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".