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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: Dial Ofcom 116 To Hear A Calming Voice

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Which magazine: “European helpline numbers to be launched Easy child helpline and emotional support access”

Home phone and mobile phone regulator Ofcom has confirmed plans to introduce Europe-wide 116 emotional and child helpline phone numbers in the UK.

Caller: Hello, 116 116?
Yes. I’m here to help.
Caller: have you got the number for Jeremy Kyle?

At the moment, many telephone helpline and hotline phone numbers vary across different countries in Europe. This makes it difficult for visitors from other countries to find the right number when they need help or advice.

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Posted: 21st, February 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (13) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Killer Trees And The SAS

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DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Swap the cotton wool for a mud pie”

It’s Harry de Quetteville.

No Qwat-ville…

Parents should stop being paranoid about their children’s safety and embrace risk

Asking:

Who would be a parent?

Alfie Patten (possibly) and Chantelle Steadman?

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Posted: 20th, February 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: What We Paid The Police And Fraud

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Can you put a price on a missing child? Yes.

LIVERPOOL ECHO: Police spent £500k on Madeleine McCann case

BRITISH police spent more than half a million pounds assisting the Portuguese investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. Leicestershire police’s part in the search for the missing little girl cost £548,477 in 2007-08, the force said.

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Posted: 14th, February 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (76) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann And The Threat To Newspapers

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BBC: “Economy ‘threatens’ news accuracy”

The story is illustrated by a picture of Madeleine McCann. How so? Is hers the face of the economic downturn?

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Posted: 9th, February 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (66) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: But Is It Porn?

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TO Hackney, London, where our Maddy is appearing in a hall, on a wall.

It’s Maddy Porn. It’s mourn porn. Have look, if you dare…

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Posted: 7th, February 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeliene McCann Favourite To Win All-Ireland Talent Show

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WEXFORD PEOPLE: “On the trail of fame and fortune – DONNA MARIE SAYS C’MON WEXFORD!”

C’mooooonnnn!!!

DONNA MARIE Sludds has become an overnight pop sensation – a mere twelve years after she first stepped on stage with the family band. The livewire from Ballymurn has been chosen to compete in R.T.E.’s All-Ireland Talent show and is due on television next weekend.

The girl’s got talent, alright.

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Posted: 4th, February 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (24) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Spotted In Center Parcs, Wiltshire

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This is Wiltshire: “Center Parcs boosts security after Madeleine case”

Wiltshire? Whereabouts in Portugal is that, then?

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Posted: 3rd, February 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (27) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Watching Amelie and Sean

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Scotland on Sunday: “McCanns celebrate twins’ birthday but Madeleine is ‘never far from their minds’”

The Scotland on Sunday can now read the minds of four-year-olds. Today is the fourth birthday do for Our Maddy’s siblings, Amelie and Sean. Scotland on Sunday is watching the kids.

Why? Are Sean and Amelie arguidos?! Who don’t think..? Perhaps the papers are on to something?

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Posted: 1st, February 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Facts, Mourn Porn And A Birthday Tea

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Daily Mirror: “Haunted by Maddy’s disappearance, Kate McCann spends three hours a day trawling files”

She is consumed with the hunt for her daughter. every day she will spend 3 hours reading documents, looking for the vital clue which will answer the question that has tortured her and Gerry for 21 agonising months. Where is our missing Madeleine?

Our Maddy, surely?

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Posted: 31st, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (32) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: A Look At The Brand McCann Accounts

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It’s time to look at those end-of-year Our Maddy Fund accounts and McCann Incorporated:

The Sun: “Maddie’s donors in £2m bid”

WELL-wishers donated almost £2million to the fund to find Madeleine McCann in the ten months after she vanished, it has emerged.

They gave almost £260-an-hour after Madeleine went missing aged three in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3 2007, accounts lodged with Companies House show.

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Posted: 29th, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (72) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your Invitation To The Madeleine McCann Look-alike Party

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UK tabloid invites readers to Maddy look-alike do – details to follow…

THE PEOPLE: “MCCANN’S FACE ANOTHER FAMILY MILESTONE WITHOUT MADDY”

Tom Mctague is walking the Maddy Mile, putting in the hard yards. He has just passed another marker:

Kate and Gerry McCann will this week brave another family milestone without their beloved daughter Maddie – their twins’ fourth birthday.

How is that a milestone, then? Is reaching the grand old age of four now a milestone in this paedo, pervy age? If he turns up, call the cops.

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Posted: 26th, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (21) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The Maddy Porn Mag On Display

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But is it porn? Mourn Porn? Yesterday we had the “paedo!”. Now we have the “porn!” Two words can keep this story going, and they are not “Maddie found”.

HACKNEY GAZETTE: “MADDIE STUNT FURY”

A vile stunt in which a group of Hackney artists made pornographic artwork using images of Madeleine McCann has sparked outrage.

Vile. Outraged! Did you see it? Well, in case you didn’t go to a minor art exhibition in a easy-to-miss part of London and be outraged, know this:

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Posted: 22nd, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (53) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Playing Party Politics With Flick Cox

WHAT news of Flick Cocks, the Young Tory embroiled in the Matthews Lewis macabre made-up Maddie madness mayhem?

It turns out that Flick Cocks is her real name. You knew?

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Posted: 21st, January 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (24) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Paedos, Spain And Metodo 3’s Result

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DAILY MIRROR: “Paedophile ring link ‘to Maddy McCann’”

Paedo!

Detectives hunting for Madeleine McCann have exposed a child pornography network, it was revealed last night. Thirteen people were arrested in armed raids across Spain in which officers seized computers, DVDs, CDs, cameras and a photo album with pictures of abuse.

And Madeleine McCann, who went missing in Portugal?

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Posted: 20th, January 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (21) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: More on Amaral’s Book And Tabloid Bingo With Prince Harry

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GLASGOW MAIL: “Madeleine McCann cop makes attempt to flog book in UK”

A PORTUGUESE detective’s book claiming Madeleine McCann died while in her parents’ care could go on sale in the UK.

Could. Anything less certain? Amaral’s book is work of faction - fact and opinion.

Goncalo Amaral’s The Truth About A Lie claims parents Gerry and Kate then disposed of their three-year-old daughter’s body in the Algarve. This was dismissed by Portuguese authorities and Amaral, 49, was kicked off the case after five months in charge.

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Posted: 19th, January 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (19) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Snatched, Lowe Humour And More Flick Cox

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Gerry MCann returned to Portugal. Kate Mcann did not go with him. Here’s the story of the story that keeps on going:

DAILY MIRROR: “Madeleine mum can’t face return”

Heartbroken Kate McCann was too upset to go back to Portugal where her beloved Madeleine was snatched.

A breakthrough. She didn’t wander off. Cancel the Channel 4 investigation! Madeleine McCann is another Diana to milk like a surrogate cow.

The Mirror has proof?

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Posted: 16th, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (20) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The Evening Standard Donates, Simon MacMillan And Gerry’s Hope

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THE SUN: “Maddie hunt trip gives Gerry hope”

GERRY McCann returned home yesterday after “positive” talks in Portugal on the hunt for missing daughter Madeleine.

Any facts?

Mr McCann is”40”.

EVENING STANDARD: “Kate and Gerry McCann”

As readers will recall, since Madeleine McCann’s abduction in May 2007, The Evening Standard has covered the story extensively and reported developments in the police investigation and search for Madeleine.

Well, yes, the Standard and every other news organ…

During the last few months of 2007 we, along with much of the media, published a number of articles which may have been understood to suggest that Kate and Gerry McCann may have been involved in Madeleine’s disappearance.

May have been understood? Could the paper be less specific?

We regret this and wish to make clear, for the avoidance of any doubt, that we fully accept that there is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that Kate and Gerry were involved in the disappearance of their daughter.

Good that the Standard accepts that with no proof and no evidence of any crime having been committed, the missing girl’s parents are not guilty of hamring their own daughter. How’s that for, er, standards?

We continue to support Kate and Gerry in their search for Madeleine. There is no evidence that Madeleine has come to any harm and clearly there are people out there who know where she is.

“Continue to support”? But didn’t the Standard write things that “may have been understood” to be less than supporting?

Therefore we are today calling on Evening Standard readers to redouble their efforts to find Madeleine. We have now made a very substantial donation to assist with the search and are continuing to run adverts in the foreign editions of our sister paper, the Daily Mail, asking for information which might lead to Madeleine being found.

A donation. And an apology. What happened, then, to bring about such largesse?

We wish Kate and Gerry all the best and will continue to work with them to help find their daughter.

“Continue…”

Just yesterday the Mail, the Standard’s sister organ, told readers:

Mr McCann said he was unaware of how much money remained in the Find Madeleine Fund but admitted his family had “scarce resources and did not want to waste them”.

Waste them on… lawyers?

As the Mail said of the Daily Express’s case with the McCanns and subsequent “donation“:

Media lawyer Paul Gilbert, from the firm Finers Stephens Innocent, said: “Clearly the Express’s lawyers felt this was a case they should settle without a high-profile trial and as a result have saved considerable costs.

“It certainly is a warning sign to newspapers in the future – if they’re going to speculate, they’ve got to be very careful about what they speculate about.”

THE SCOTSMAN: “Madeleine expert joins Uist search”

AN EXPERT who reviewed the hunt for Madeleine McCann has been called in to try to help solve the mystery of the Merchant Navy cadet who disappeared on South Uist early on Boxing Day.

The failed search for Madeleine McCann is now a career defining moment for many, and no barrier to future employment.

As the search for Simon MacMillan, 21, goes on, a new team of police dogs from the mainland was sent to the Hebridean island yesterday. Police have also drafted in Mark Harrison, the national search adviser to the National Policing Improvement Agency, who was brought in to the search for Madeleine after police drew a blank.

And after Mr Harrison drew a blank…

Madeleine McCann is missing, and after months of speculation and innuendo, she remains missing…

Posted: 15th, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (28) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Gerry McCann Returns, Paedos And Yorkshire Ripper

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DAILY MIRROR: “MADDY’S DAD IN ALGARVE TO PUSH FOR NEW HUNT”

Maddy.

Gerry McCann flew back to Portugal yesterday in the hope of reviving the hunt for missing daughter Madeleine.

Madeleine McCann.

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Posted: 14th, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (24) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Slumdog Millionaire, Gaza, Tories And Demons

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DAILY HERALD: “We can’t gloss over the brutal abuse of children”

Colette Douglas Home has been to the cinema to see Slumdog Millionaire with her daughter.

Her daughter turns to her:

“Weren’t you upset by the child abuse,” she asked. That’s when I remembered the child abuse; and that’s why I’m feeling uneasy about my initial reaction to the film as well as its Golden Globe success.

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Posted: 13th, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (51) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Flick Cox

A TORY dresses as Our Maddy and converses with…

Flick Cox.

Anyone think the media has been had?

Thanks Penster, aka Annette Curtain

Madeleine McCann: Matthew Lewis, Tories, Hitler And No Jokes (main thread)

Madeleine McCann: Top Young Tory Matthew Lewis Dresses Up As Maddy

Posted: 10th, January 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Matthew Lewis, Tories, Hitler And No Jokes

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Matthew Lewis, a Young Tory, has dressed up as Madeleine McCann for a fancy dress do. No, not a Tory Party party, a private party.

Our Maddie is back in the papers. But the story is not about the child, rather it is about who can be the most offended and if political gain can be made from a puerile act.

THE SUN: “SICK TORIES AXED”

So much for the purge on knife crime.

DAILY MIRROR: “SICK TORY: I’M DRESSING UP AS MISSING MADDY”

Last night, Lewis made a grovelling apology. He said: “I completely regret my behaviour and cannot express how sorry I am for the incredible hurt I have caused.”

Grovelling to whom – the nation?

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Posted: 10th, January 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Top Young Tory Matthew Lewis Dresses Up As Maddy

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UPDATE – here.

Matthew Lewis, a member of Conservative Future (CF), writes on his Facebook page that his New Year’s Ever costume for a fancy dress would feature a blonde wig, “pink pyjamas, a teddy bear and a vial of fake blood”.

Yeah, he’s coming round the corner when he comes, dressed as Madeleine McCann. Here he comes. And there he goes – and with it his political career.

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Posted: 9th, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (30) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Rolling News: Robbie Williams And The Arab-Israeli War

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BROADCAST NOW: “Faye Barker has been appointed as the new presenter of ITV’s morning news bulletin.”

She’s got form:

As well as interviewing celebrities Hillary Swank, Russell Crowe and Robin Willliams, she has covered major international events including the search for Madeleine McCann and the Boxing Day Tsunami.

Celebrity and disaster, all rolling news-ed into one.

PRESS GAZETTE: “Faye Barker to front ITV’s morning news bulletin”

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Posted: 9th, January 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: A Song For Madeline

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MUSIC OMH: an interview with FrYrs, king of “electronic-tinged chamber pop”

“I feel like I’ve been doing this for ages but really I’ve only played two gigs and put out a four-track CD which isn’t a lot,” he chuckles. “There hasn’t been any über-hype yet thankfully… just a few strange pieces here and there.” Are there any in particular that spring to mind?

How the old media works. A song for the missing:

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Posted: 5th, January 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (47) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Scottish Government’s Pink Teddy, Shannon Matthews And Liverpool’s Capital Year

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BELFAST TELEGRAPH: “Gran’s Christmas present for Madeleine McCann unopened for second year”

The Irish grandmother of missing girl Madeleine McCann had a Christmas present ready for the five-year-old this year.

Don’t spoil the surprise…

For the second Christmas in a row, Eileen McCann left a large pink teddy bear on Madeleine’s bed, as she clings to hope that she will return home.

Oh, no! Not another pink teddy. Who buys two pink teddies for a little girl? They want nail polish and a Bratz styling head and Aquabeads…

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Posted: 31st, December 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (111) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0