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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: 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 … READ ON

Posted: 11th, December 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (4) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 14th, November 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 6th, November 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, November 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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

READ ON

Posted: 1st, November 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

maddie the sunMadeleine McCann: a look at the missing child in the news.

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”… READ ON

Posted: 30th, October 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 29th, October 2015 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments 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

READ ON

Posted: 28th, October 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

mccann foundMadeleine McCann: news on the missing child.

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 … READ ON

Posted: 26th, October 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 6th, October 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 18th, September 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: £11m ‘wasted’ and counting

mccann foundMadeleine McCann: a look at the missing child in the news.

The Sun: “Maddie cops in 5-star hotelsEXCLUSIVE: £11m hunt waste”

Waste? How can the search for the child be wasteful?

Tom Wells continues:

COPS heading the hunt for

READ ON

Posted: 3rd, September 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: chasing shadows and guilty foreigners

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Madeleine McCann is back. The Sun highlights the £11 millions and rising spent looking for the missing child.

In “We can’t keep on chasing shadows”, the paper hears from a former Flying Squad chief. He urges Scotland Yard READ ON

Posted: 2nd, September 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Pittsburgh terrorists, the blonde theory and Frankie Boyle’s fun with child murder

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Madeleine McCann: it’s the summer and, naturally, the missing child is back in the news.

Daily Mail: “Eye-scanners used to track terrorists adapted to help search for missing children like Madeleine McCann”

Why missing children like Our Maddie? … READ ON

Posted: 11th, August 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: 43 unnamed children not found in Australian suitcase

madeleine-2Madeleine McCann: the body of the child found wrapped in a duvet inside a suitcase in the middle of nowhere, Australia, is NOT that of the child who vanished in Praia da Luz, Portugal back in 2007.

This we … READ ON

Posted: 29th, July 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: wrapped in a quilt and posted to Australia (maybe)

mccann australiaMadeleine McCann is back in the news. It’s summer, and with a grim seasonal regularity, the media’s ‘Our Maddie’ is making headlines:

The Mirror: “Madeleine McCann: British cops refuse to rule out possibility child found in suitcase could be … READ ON

Posted: 28th, July 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann, the Yorkshire Ripper and date night with Jimmy Savile cops

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News on the hunt for Madeleine McCann has been thin. But today the Sun has a story:

Ripper’s vile Maddie slur  –  EXCLUSIVE: Serial killer casts doubt on McCanns in Broadmoor letter

The Sun has news of Peter Sutcliffe, … READ ON

Posted: 8th, July 2015 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann paedophile mania grips Cyrpus

Another summer brings with it another Madeleine McCann front-page news story. The innocent child who became the media’s benchmark for all missing children is evoked on the Daily Star and Daily Mirror’s front pages. There is talk of child … READ ON

Posted: 19th, June 2015 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: back on the front pages, libel and Goncalo Amaral is ruined

Madeleine McCann’s parents Gerry and Kate McCann have won £357,000 (Daily Telegraph) after successfully suing ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral. The former Portuguese policeman suggested in his book The Truth Of The Lie that the couple had faked their daughter’s abduction. … READ ON

Posted: 28th, April 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Innocent Brenda Leyland was hounded to death by the Trollhunters

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When Brenda Leyland was doorstepped by Sky News reporter Martin Brunt, she became the “McCann Troll”,  the woman who under the name ‘sweepyface’ had bombarded Twitter with comments about the parents of missing Madeleine McCann.

No longer a real … READ ON

Posted: 20th, March 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the Police Federation and spelling it out

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

The Daily Star, Page 25: “McCanns: Don’t Give Up Hint For Maddie”

Jerry Lawton says the parents of Madeleine McCann – the missing child who became the media’s ‘Our Maddie … READ ON

Posted: 19th, March 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: British police baffled why they are looking for her

Maddie Mccann huntMadeleine McCann peers out from the front-page of the Daily Star. The familiar picture of the holidaymaker who became ‘Our Maddie illustrates the still more familiar story that there is no news.

The headline (“MADDIE – CALL OFF HUNT, … READ ON

Posted: 18th, March 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Zephany Nurse, Yeremi Vargas and Blackpool peadophiles

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

The Daily Star has news on Page 11:

“Dad of Kidnapped Girls: Don’t Give Up Hope Over Maddie”

Morne and Celeste Nurse’s daughter was kidnapped from hospital … READ ON

Posted: 12th, March 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: RIPA and the public death of Brenda Leyland

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

The Times reports on the inquest into the death of Brenda Leyland, 63, the woman accused of being obsessed with the McCanns, posting thousands of tweets

READ ON

Posted: 22nd, February 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man ‘looking for Madeleine McCann’ in child abuse images guilty of thought crimes

thought crimeMadeleine McCann: then story of the misisng child as told by the news media. Today we meet David Brinkman.

The Mirror introduces us to  “Vile David Brinkman” who says he’s no paedophile and possessed 694 indecent pictures and 88 video … READ ON

Posted: 16th, February 2015 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0