More than 60 years have passed since Ruth Ellis was hanged for the murder of her lover and became the last woman to be executed in Britain. Since then there have been countless books, plays, television and radio dramas, a well-regarded film and even an attempt to have her conviction overturned at the court of appeal. Next week the BBC will devote three hours to a re-examination of her case by the American film-maker Gillian Pachter. Why are we still interested in it?
Terry Perkins, one of the ringleaders of the £14m Hatton Garden raid, has died in his cell in Belmarsh prison, a week after he was ordered to pay £6.5m in compensation or face a further jail term. Perkins, 69, a career criminal who had diabetes and heart problems, is understood to have died from natural causes. He was serving a seven-year sentence for the robbery of a safe deposit facility in central London in 2015, during which £14m in jewels, cash and gold was stolen.
@dundeeuni@Writerer@guardian "While Britain becomes Dundee writ large at least I’m not disappointed. I never expected anything else." Wow! As someone growing up in the same decades (and left, and never gone back), got me thinking. But no, the dark goals of Brexiteers is far worse than any part of Scotland
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".