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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 McCaan: Amaral wins, Maddie Missing and Kate doesn’t sing on BGT

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. Today Madeleine McCann is on the front pages of the Mirror and Express.

As ever we are looking at the missing child’s parents in the papers, Kate and Gerry … READ ON

Posted: 1st, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: four months to find her, kidnapped to order and important news

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

Having led with “important” news on the hunt for the missing child only yesterday, the Sun makes not a single mention of the child. The Express, however, leads with … READ ON

Posted: 5th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the ‘important lead’, unnamed sources and sexual exploitation

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

The Sun (front page): ” MADDIE GANG PROBE Cops given cash to probe ‘important’ new lead that Maddie was snatched by people trafficking gang.”

Important enough for the paper’s … READ ON

Posted: 4th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Madeleine McCann’ is a 21-year-old Swedish woman with Asperger’s called Embla

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

The Mirror (page 21): “‘MADDIE’ LIVING ROUGH IN ITALY IS SWEDISH STUDENT”.

Madeleine McCann was taken to Sweden, enrolled at university there before absconding to live rough in Italy? … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, November 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Majorca mums, Goncalo Amaral’s next blockbuster and ‘the worst thing imaginable’

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

The Sun: “FRESH MADDIE SCANDAL.”

What old or, to use the Sun’s terminology, stale Maddie scandal? The only thing we know is that a child vanished and the news … READ ON

Posted: 6th, October 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: more taxpayers’ money, Amaral’s cash and thought crimes

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The Sun bring news of “Maddie Hope”. What hope? The Sun tells us: “Madeleine McCann fund given £100k of government money to keep search alive until April.” That word “alive” … READ ON

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann and Damien Nettles compete for Theresa May’s cash

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The Sun: “FRESH HOPE FOR MADDIE? Brit cops may push for more government cash to help hunt for missing Madeleine McCann”

A questions mark. A story headlined “may”. … READ ON

Posted: 24th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: ‘Sick’ tweets from The Sun and Fruity King

It’s been a slow summer for news of Madeleine McCann, the missing child who was once a mainstay of the summer news cycle. The Sun, however, has news:

SICK MADDIE SLUR Online casino mocks Madeleine McCann’s family in sick

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Posted: 19th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: who killed Peggy Knobloch?

Peggy Knobloch“Body of German Maddie is found,” says the Daily Star on its page 7. The so-dubbed “German Maddie” is a “missing girl who looked like Madeleine McCann”. How grim. A dead child called Peggy Knobloch – yep, she had a … READ ON

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Freud, Murat and a lynching at the Plough and Paedophile

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Daily Star (page 8): “Peado MP’s New Links to Maddie”

The paedo MP is the alleged paedophile MP Sir Clement Freud. He’s dead. He’s no longer an MP. … READ ON

Posted: 20th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Sir Clement Freud dug up and beaten with sticks

Clement-Freud mccannMadeleine McCann is back in the news. The Daily Mirror (the self-styled “intelligent tabloid”) wonders if a dead celebrity and MP kidnapped her.

‘Paedophile’ Sir Clement Freud lived close to where Madeleine McCann went missing as police ‘urged to

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Posted: 15th, June 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, May 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 20th, April 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments 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” … READ ON

Posted: 19th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 18th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments 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 READ ON

Posted: 4th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 READ ON

Posted: 3rd, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (2) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 20th, March 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (2) | Comments 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”, … READ ON

Posted: 10th, March 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 9th, March 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments 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

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Posted: 23rd, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 16th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (6) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 15th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (2) | Comments 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

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Posted: 20th, December 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0