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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: Seeking Britain’s Armchair Detectives

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “McCANNS HEADHUNT COPS FOR NEW MADDY SEARCH”

As Anorak told you yesterday, the Our Maddie hunt could, maybe, might, you never know, see ex-British police involved. Everyone’s an armchair detective… Or Cluedo.

The Find Madeleine Fund has asked for lists of retired or about-to-retire officers from forces across the country.

Beats playing golf… What do we know so far?

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Posted: 10th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (472)


Madeleine McCann: British Police, Madeline And The Maddie Weather Warning

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: “Top cops to join Maddie hunt?”

TOP former detectives from Greater Manchester Police could be recruited by the team trying to finding missing Madeleine McCann.

A question. And a “could”. Facts. Who he:

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Posted: 9th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (389)


Madeleine McCann: Buried On The Beach And The Our Maddie Metaphor

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “New slur on Madeline McCann’s father Gerry by shamed cop”

A new slur by Goncarlo Amaral? Remember that quoting his book could see the McCann’s lawyers called in. Can the Mirror repeat the slur and still look oh-so caring?

Shamed Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral stooped to a new low last night – disgracefully claiming Gerry McCann buried daughter Madeleine on a beach the night she went missing.

Disgraceful. The scum. What did he say, just for interest’s sake..?

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Posted: 8th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (462)


Madeleine McCann: UK Cops Get Their Man, Morocco And Anorak PI

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

SUNDAY PEOPLE: “McCanns: UK cops would have found our Maddie”

The British cops always their man, or a man. It might not be the right man, but they always get a man – well, nearly always.

Madeleine McCann might have been found by now if she had vanished in Britain, her parents insist. Kate and Gerry said cops here have more experience of tracing kidnap victims than Portuguese police.

Here’s what “heart expert” Gerry said:

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Posted: 7th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (543)


Madeleine McCann: Looking For 1 Million, Raonaid Murray And Amaral’s Book

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR (front page): “WE’VE SPENT £1M HUNTING FOR MADDIE.”

Kate and Gerry McCann Exclusive: We’ve spent £1m hunting Maddy – EXCLUSIVE McCanns vow to keep searching

THE SUN: “McCanns spend £1m on Maddie search” – Not exclusive.

THE MIRROR: “The couple have shielded the twins from what few facts are known about Madeleine’s disappearance in May last year.”

A few facts? There is only one fact: a child disappeared.

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Posted: 6th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (253)


Madeleine McCann: When The Sniffer Dogs Barked And Casey Anthony

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE SUN (front page): “BARKING – The moment Maddie cops say dog made McCanns ‘suspects’

No, not the tabloid dog pack. There’s a picture of a spaniel crawling on a sofa. To its rear is a man. There is a pair of blue drapes, open.

And another picture of a dog, which may be same dog. The caption:

Howl … pooch alerts handler to ‘evidence’ found in the parents’ rented motor

Pages 4 and 5: “HOUNDING OF THE McCANNS”

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Posted: 5th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (691)


Madeleine McCann: Buy The Flat And The Villa For The Maddie Experience

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

Old Mr Anorak’s property portfolio is burgeoning. To go with 10 Rillington Place, 23 Cranley Gardens and 25 Cromwell Street, he can now snap up the holiday apartment Madeleine McCann was staying at the time of her disappearance…

GLASGOW DAILY RECORD: “Maddie Flat Up For Sale”

Portuguese newspaper 24 Horas said the asking price is “substantially higher than others with similar characteristics, also on sale in Praia da Luz”.

Why’s that then?

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Posted: 4th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (349)


Madeleine McCann: Live Like The McCanns As Their Praia Da Luz Apartment Goes On Sale

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MAIL: “Holiday apartment where Madeleine McCann went missing goes on sale for £250,000”

The infamous holiday flat where Madeleine McCann vanished has been put up for sale for £250,000.

Can a flat be “infamous”? It was the flat wot dunnit?

Potential buyers could begin viewing the flat from as early as next week, raising the possibility of voyeurs keen to see where the three-year-old disappeared looking round.

Dreadful. Better to just look around the property on the Mail’s website.

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Posted: 3rd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (334)


Madeleine McCann: GMTV Tears To Entertain, Jade Goody And Clarence Mitchell PR

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “Real victims who reduced me to tears”

Fiona Philips‘the woman with the whitest teeth and yellowest hair in daytime telly’ – “on GMTV heartaches and meltdowns”

Fiona Philips is fighting the tears as Helen Newlove, whose husband Garry has been murdered, is sat on the sofa to tell her story.

Tears are the new laughter.

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Posted: 2nd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Online-PR, Tabloids | Comments (747)


Madeleine McCann: The Bill, Durham Police And Gary Glitter Is Paedos’ ‘Our Maddie’

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “Maddy cops vetoed Brit help offer”

But British police have assisted in the McCann case. No?

Portuguese police turned down an offer to help find Madeleine McCann from Britain’s most senior murder investigator, it has emerged.

Emerged?

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Posted: 1st, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comments (508)


Madeleine McCann: Stephanie Bysh And Ariella Encroach On Praia Da Luz

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

STEPHANIE Bysh is mother to Ariella d’Gama, who has passed a while in a children’s home.

What has it got to do with Madeleine McCann. Well, get this:

DAILY MAIL: “British mother whose daughter was taken into care by Portuguese police after she ‘went out drinking'”

A British man told police that her mother Stephanie Bysh, 44, had been ‘drinking heavily’… The town is five miles from Praia da Luz, where missing toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared in May last year from a rented apartment.

Yes, just five miles.

Yesterday, it was all just 15 miles from where our Maddie went missing.

The day before that it was all occuring 25 miles from Praia da Luz.

Anorak estimates that inside week, little Ariella will be actually inside the apartment used by the McCanns that fateful trip…

Such are the facts…

Posted: 29th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (952)


Madeleine McCann: Maddie For Rose Ron, Praia Da Luz Moves And Whacking Stephanie Bysh

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE SUN: “Hol mum of left girl faces jail”

To Portugal…

A BRITISH mum whose daughter was taken into care on holiday faces up to ten years in jail.

It’s “cash-strapped Stephanie Bysh”.

What do we know about here?

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Posted: 28th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (671)


Madeleine McCann: Rose Ron, Murder And Portugal’s Bermuda Triangle For Missing Kids

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann
SKY NEWS: “Tragic Case Of Israel’s Madeleine”

One day on from the news of Israel’s “our Maddie”, Sky news leads with “Israel’s our Maddie”. As Anorak readers know Israel’s our Maddie is called Rose Ron. Sky News – First for breaking news…

Rose Ron is missing. Rose Ron was missing:

No-one seemed to really notice until her grandfather walked into a Tel Aviv police station two weeks ago and confessed to her murder.

No-one? Subtext: Sky News didn’t notice.

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Posted: 27th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (272)


Madeleine McCann: Israel’s Rose Is The International Our Maddie

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

JERUSALEM POST (Israel): Is Rose Israel’s Madeleine?

Who’s Rose? Is she a Maddie by another name?

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Posted: 26th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann | Comments (215)


Madeleine McCann: Hairdryers In The Bath And Paedos

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

ONLINE OPINION – This his “Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate”

“Hush little baby, don’t say a word”

If it is our biological imperative to make babies, it is our most basic instinct to protect them. Baby-makers and baby-carers everywhere know what a challenge it can be to shelter a tiny human being from the dangers of the world … from the cold, the rain, the sun, the road. Sharp objects, moving vehicles, heights, fire. Hairdryers in the bath, knives in the toaster, fingers in the electric socket. Things they could fall off, fall into, have fall on them.

Save the children… Who will save the children? Might we pray?

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Posted: 25th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (169)


Madeleine McCann: Angelia Jolie’s Changeling, Oakely International And Belgian Paedos

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

MAIL On SUNDAY: “McCANNS’ FUND IN £500,000 CHAOS.”

A team of private investigators working behind the scenes to find Madeleine McCann has been axed after being paid £500,000 from publicly donated funds.

Metodo 3?

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Posted: 24th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (143)


Madeleine McCann: Finger Printing Kids And Gary Glitter

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

FORT MORGAN TIMES: “FM State Bank offers info service for parents in case child missing”

Fort Morgan State Bank wants local parents to be ready with the information they need in the event of their worst nightmare: a missing child.

Every parents worst nightmare

The bank has purchased equipment to photograph and fingerprint children and provide a printout that also includes physical descriptions and other vital information on the kids.

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Posted: 23rd, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (187)


Madeleine McCann: Mark Harrison Investigates

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE RESIDENT (Portugal): “MADELEINE: Police should search for body said British expert”

A SUMMARY by police in February 2008 reveals, for the first time, that there were only two possible causes, in their opinion, that could account for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Alien abduction is one and – well, Gary Glitter was in jail at the time – so we’d go for eaten by sharks.

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Posted: 22nd, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (375)


Madeleine McCann In Malaysia

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

NEW STRAITS TIMES: “Keep the candle lit”

Spotting our Maddy in Malaysia?

A YEAR after the abduction and murder of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, we must take pause to observe this sad anniversary in all sympathy for her bereaved family — as indeed for that of Sharlinie Nashar, lost in similar circumstances eight months ago and not yet found.

Other children go missing.

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Posted: 21st, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (446)


Madeleine McCann: A New eFit, Selling Books And A Rapist’s Cover Story

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “Madeleine McCann: Nanny’s new sketch echoes picture of kidnapper”

That’s the picture on the left. For wont of name, we’ll call him Cool.

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Posted: 20th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (386)


Madeleine McCann: Glamour Models, Grabbing Little Boys And Genette Tate

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “Britons try to snatch Madeleine lookalike”

They tried to snatch her because she looked like our Maddy? The reward is still on offer, right?

Two British tourists tried to take a small fair-haired child from a beach, thinking it was Madeleine McCann, it emerged yesterday.

Protecting the little kiddies from nutters and oddballs…

Convinced it was the girl who disappeared in Portugal last year, they kept a careful eye on the pair and even took some secret photos.

Taking pictures of kids on the beach. Yes, a good idea…

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Posted: 19th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (500)


Madeleine McCann: Saving Heather Mills, Journalists’ Kidzzz And Sick Jokes

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE TIMES: “Sorry, no more babies. Eco-doctor’s orders…”

Says Judith O’Reilly: “On holiday you become a Hydra-headed ‘problem to be dealt with’”

Judith is talking about her kidzzz

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Posted: 18th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (527)


Madeleine McCann: People Facts, Tapas Pics And On The Ferry To Ireland

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

SUNDAY EXPRESS: “Madeleine: Linked To Portuguese sex scandal”

Sex. Maddie. What more do you want from your Sunday paper?

SUNDAY PEOPLE: “GRUESOME TWOSOME – UNMASKS GHOULS CASHING-IN ON MADDIE EXCLUSIVE: We snare this vile fantasist trying to sell ‘dynamite’ McCann pics for £50k”

Who can these sickos be?

Maddie McCann’s parents are “devastated and furious” over a cruel bid to cash in on their anguish.

As is their wont. Devastation and fury are what the tabloids say the McCanns do best. What’s new..?

Grasping Duarte Levy demanded £50,000 for photographs he claims implicate Kate and Gerry in their daughter’s disappearance.

Duarte Levy, Anorak readers and commenter?

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Posted: 17th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (307)


Madeleine McCann: Gerry’s Blog, No Evidence And No Proof

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

BBC: “’No proof’ of harm to Madeleine”

Gerry McCann, the father of missing Madeleine McCann, has made his first public comments since police in Portugal released files into her case.

What did he say? And what does this mean for Clarence Mitchell’s career?

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Posted: 16th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (156)


Madeleine McCann: Selling Books And Fact As Fiction

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

WHILE the tabloids splash news of Madeleine McCann – our Maddy/ Maddie – on their front pages, spinning the single thread story into a news sensation, the Guardian uses the missing child as a touchstone for arty matters.

Just recently Madeleine has been in Edinburgh for the performing arts festival, and not. Like last year.

Today John Morton muses: “Can fiction tell the truth?”

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Posted: 15th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann | Comments (566)