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News digests and reviews of the missing child in the news. Madeleine McCann vanished on Thursday, 3 May 2007 from a rented holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Madeleine, on holiday with her twin siblings and parents Kate and Gerry McCann,became the biggest news story of the past decade. We’ve followed it closely ever since the story broke.

Madeleine McCann: Sharon Osbourne trolls the McCanns

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The Sunday Mirror leads with the child it calls “Maddie”. The headline thunders: “Sharon’s Shocking Rants Over Missing Maddie.”

Foul-mouthed, pixie-voiced reality TV show Sharon Osbourne, for it …

Posted: 22nd, May 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Amaral v The McCanns was an accident waiting to happen

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Goncalo Amaral is back in the news. The former Portuguese detective has won an appeal against his libel defeat to Madeleine McCann’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann. The …

Posted: 20th, April 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: tabloid sensation, Police PR and nothing

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Daily Mirror (front page): “Maddie Police: We Hope to Find Her Alive”

Well, yes. Of course they do. They’re not ghouls.

Mick Duthie, the police chief leading the “hunt” …

Posted: 19th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: murder, belief and Mick Duthie hopes

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Daily Mail: “Detectives believe the missing youngster could still be found alive”

Progress: nil. We are still in the lyrical land of “could” and “believe”. Time moves on but …

Posted: 18th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: 6 months, extra money and more private detectives

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The Sun (Page 15): “Maddie haunt get another 6 months”

News that £95,000 in “extra funding” has been earmarked to find the missing child “brings fresh hope  to

Posted: 4th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: six months more police work

maddie huntThe Sunday Express has set a deadline: “Six Months To Find Maddie.” And then..?

The paper says “the Home Office has set a budget for this year of just under £95,000, which will pay for only half a year of

Posted: 3rd, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann and Ben Needham get the cash; Charlene Downes is an afterthought

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The Sun has a loaded headline:

Joy for Ben Needham’s mum as cops given extra £450k to find missing son – while Maddie hunt totals £11M

Are the two cases …

Posted: 20th, March 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: unrewarding work in Paraguay

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Daily Star (front page): “Maddie is potted in Paraguay”

A “massive police hunt” is underway in Paraguay, says the Star, which adds that this is “Paraguay, South America”, …

Posted: 10th, March 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann spotted in…Paraguay

madeleine mccann sickMadeleine McCann has been spotted in Paraguay. Yes. Really. Well, maybe. The media cranks up the journalisomobile.

The Mail: “Heartache for McCann family as authorities debunk reports missing Madeleine is living ‘in the custody of a woman’ in Paraguay …

Posted: 9th, March 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Katie Hopkins finds ‘Maddie’ on the other side

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Daily Star (front page): “Maddie: Parents ‘blamed'”

 

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For what? Why? But whom? We soon get to know:

Katie Hopkins sparks fury by saying Maddie McCann’s parents ‘must

Posted: 23rd, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The twins’ ‘secret’ that isn’t

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Daily Star (front page): “MADDIE: Twins Secret torment”

The twins are the child’s siblings Sean and Amelie. Kate McCann has “for the first time revealed” what …

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: speculation, claims and the Algarve crime scene

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Maddie Watch: a look at reporting on Madeleine McCann, the child who vanished in 2007.

Daily Express (front page): “MADDY – Why I think our daughter is still alive and in Portugal”

Maddy – why is this front-page …

Posted: 16th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Stephen Fry swoops in, Sun delivers a no-news ‘exclusive’

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Maddie Watch: a look at reporting on Madeleine McCann, the child who vanished in 2007.

The Sun (front page): “McCann Exclusive”

What news is worthy of a front-page exclusive?

The headline declares: “Kate: Maddie still in Algarve.”

Does …

Posted: 15th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: parents are ‘vermin’ in the Sun

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Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child:

The Sun: “New Maddie hunt as Kate and Gerry launch last-ditch bid using final £750k in appeal fund”

The story is, as ever, a no-news story.

KATE and Gerry

Posted: 20th, December 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: back for Christmas in a Daily Express emergency news scoop

Madeleine McCann is back. The missing child – the media’s benchmark for all missing children – looks out from the cover of the Daily Express, as she has done so many time before.

 

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What do we miss most …

Posted: 11th, December 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the Buzzfeed years

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Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

On November 7th, the Sun and Mirror had news.

Mirror: “Gerry and Kate McCann reveal the reasons why they miss Maddie”

Well, she’s their young daughter. Surely we can …

Posted: 14th, November 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Julian Hernandez and his dad found

Madeleine McCann – a look at reporting on the missing child.

Daily Star (front page): “MADDIE HOPE – Missing boy found alive after 13 years”

 

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Beneath the news of a boy having been found and a massive advert …

Posted: 6th, November 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Silvio S and the search for Inga Gehricke

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Madeleine McCann: the missing child is in the news.

The Sun (Page 13):”Maddie quiz for double lad killer”

A child killer known as Silvio S has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of five-year-old Inga Gehricke.

The …

Posted: 2nd, November 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: horrorible comments at Halloween

mccann pumpkinThe Sun delivers a photo of Madeleine McCann dressed as pumpkin. Is this news? The headline tells us:

 Missing Maddie’s pumpkin suit snap – Parents ask public not to give up hope

Antonella Lazzeri writes:

A POIGNANT picture of Madeleine

Posted: 1st, November 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: nothing shelved, four at work and the Sun hacks the police

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The Sun (front page): “SUN EXCLUSIVE – MADDIE:McCann: We’ll never give up”

Is that news?

We learn via bullet points:

  • £750,000 IN FUND
  • EX-COPS TEAM

Page 13: “NEVER QUIT”…

Posted: 30th, October 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: 4 police, Google gold and front-page news

Madeleine McCann: a look at the missing child in the media.

The Sun (front page): “Cops in hunt for Maddie slashed”

The “search” has been “drastically cut back”. Reducing the number of police officers on the case from a …

Posted: 29th, October 2015 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: ‘just’ four police working full-time on case, 8,685 potential sightings, years of sensation

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There were 29 police officers working full-time on the hunt for Madeleine McCann. Soon there will be four, the Metropolitan Police says.

The Mirror:

Scotland Yard has cut the number of officers investigating Maddie’s disappearance from 29 to

Posted: 28th, October 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: twisting ‘the Pole’s’ words, the whistleblower and creepy photos of kids

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The Sun: “‘£100,000 fraud’ on Maddie fund – WHISTLEBLOWER EXCLUSIVE: Search money rip-off claim”

THE fund to find Madeleine McCann was ripped off by up to £100,000, whistleblowers claim.

Ripped off by …

Posted: 26th, October 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the revolting Ben Needham fight

maccann-inflatableMadeleine McCann is back in the news. The Sun thunders:

Trolls force McCanns to take down Madeleine search Twitter account

Force?

THE official Madeleine McCann search Twitter account is being shut down due to “continuous abuse and negativity”.

A twitter …

Posted: 6th, October 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: another £2m earmarked for 6 more months of searching

mccann-rewardMadeleine McCann is back on the news. The Sun reports “£2m boost for cops in hunt for Maddie”.

Why not offer that money as a reward and wait? After all, in years of looking for clues, the police have come …

Posted: 18th, September 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0