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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: Face To Face With Robert Murat

madeleine-mccann.jpg“MADELEINE SHOWDOWN,” says the Mirror’s front page. “McCann pals tell suspect: You were there night she vanished.”

Over in Portugal, Fiona Payne, Russell O’Brien and Rachel Oldfield, friends of the McCanns, say they saw Robert Murat, suspect No.1., …

Posted: 13th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (71) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Murat, Toscano And Friends

mccann1.jpg“MADELEINE’S FAMILY FRIENDS QUIZZED.”

The Express looks on as Rachael Oldfield, Russell O’Brien and Fiona Payne are questioned by detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

All three were dining with the McCanns on the night Madeleine went missing. The …

Posted: 12th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (51) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: 29 Hours With Robert Murat

robert_murat.jpg“MADELIENE SUSPECT QUIZZED FOR TEN HOURS,” says the Express on its front page. Readers see Robert Murat going for his “interview” with Portuguese police.

For the tape, Murat is neither handcuffed nor in the company of uniformed persons. He walks …

Posted: 11th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (56) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann In The News

kiditeldm_228×387.jpgMADELEINE McCann in the news.

Not in my name:

A drug user who carried out a fake door-to-door collection for missing Madeleine McCann to fund her habit has been jailed for 90 days.

Heroin addict Debbie Clifton, 33, formerly

Posted: 10th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (20) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Grace Before Film: “Net Closes” In On Madeleine McCann’s Kidnappers

madeleine-mccann.jpgTHE Express’s front-page headline (“MADELEINE”) is married to the promise of a “FREE £15 EYE TEST FOR EVERY READER AT ASDA.”

The face of Madeleine McCann stares from the page. Readers are used to the image, familiar with Madeleine’s distinctive …

Posted: 9th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (114) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Not In Malta Or Morocco

FROM Paulo Reis in Portugal:

Portuguese CID spokesman, about Madeleine abduction: “The clue to this mistery is in Praia da Luz”

Portuguese authorities have dismissed as groundless all leads on sightings of Madeleine McCann in other countries rather than …

Posted: 9th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (6,189) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Going Dutch On Madeleine McCann Reward

madelinemccann.jpg“MADELEINE – NEW CRUEL CON TRICK,” says the Express on its front page. The familiar face of Madeleine McCann looks out.

News is that Dutch police have arrested a 39-year-old man. It is alleged he pretended to know the whereabouts …

Posted: 7th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (162) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann And Spinning The New Labour Of Love

mccann.jpg“DAVID Miliband was under fire yesterday on turning his back on the parents of missing Madeleine McCann.”

Is this the result of Gordon Brown’s no-spin policy, a departure from Tony Blair’s heart-on-shirtsleeve caring? No picture of missing Madeleine on Gordon’s …

Posted: 6th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (32) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Runs With The Ball

madeleine-rugby.jpgENGLAND’S rugby union squad is training in the Algarve. And they are wearing T-shirts with a picture of Madeleine McCann on the front. And the official Madeleine wristbands, this year’s Make Poverty History item.

“I really hope that today helps …

Posted: 5th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (79) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Gerry On The Telly And It Could Be U

bands.jpg“MADELEINE: It’s not too late says mum.”

The front page of the Express contains a “Dramatic Plea”.

But it’s not dramatic so much as it is desperate. “It’s not too late, please give her back,” says Kate McCann.

As ever …

Posted: 4th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (669) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann, Toscano, Malta And Going Equipped

madeleine_mccann_parents.jpgTHE Express likes Antonio Toscano, the man who claims to know who kidnapped Madeleine McCann.

The paper hears Toscano say once again that he knows of “the Frenchman” who stole Madeleine. She was abducted to order by a gang of …

Posted: 28th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (141) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hope Above Expectation For Madeleine McCann

mccann2.jpg“WE couldn’t get it out of our heads that she was likely to be dead and we were grieving,” says “heart consultant” Gerry McCann, father of missing girl Madeleine McCann. “But then the psychologist said, ‘Is there any other possibility?’ …

Posted: 16th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (181) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Finding Madeleine McCann’s Body – “Vermoedelijke Vindplaats”

madeleine-mccann.jpgIS Madeleine McCann dead? A letter to a Dutch newspaper. And a map showing where her body can be found. It’s credible:

Police in Portugal are investigating an anonymous letter and a map claiming to show where missing four-year-old

Posted: 14th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (274) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann And Amaral Policing

madeleine-mccann.jpgMADELEINE McCann is missing and the Mail has news.

No, not of the girl. No news of her. The Mail looks instead at Goncalo Amaral, billed as the officer leading the search.

We’ve not heard of Amaral before now. But …

Posted: 11th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (30) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann’s Wearside Jack And Toscano’s Suspect

madeleine-mccann-1.jpgAFTER weeks of no news, and much speculation, we learn that Madeleine McCann was “SNATCHED BY ORDER BY GANG”.

And not just any gang, but a “paedophile gang”. The Express leads with this hideous development, telling readers how Spanish journalist …

Posted: 8th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (74) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Crimewatch And Just Another Day

mccann1.jpgIT’S Gerry McCann’s birthday today. He’s 39.

This is, as the Mail says, “the hardest birthday of his life”.

So how does he feel? The Sun wants to know. “I can’t even think about it,” says Madeleine McCann’s father. “As …

Posted: 5th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (625) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Blown Out Of All Proportion

maccann-inflatable.jpgMADELEINE McCann is on the beach at Praia da Luz. Or at least her likeness is.

As the Mail reports, Chris Lennox and Les Harley, have driven 2,200 miles from Scotland. They have brought along a 800 sq ft giant …

Posted: 29th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (262) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The Full Picture

mccannfamily.jpg“MADELEINE: The last picture.”

So says the Mail’s front page. And readers may take this as a literal. But this is not the final shot the paper will publish of Madeleine McCann. This is the last picture taken before Madeleine …

Posted: 25th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (414) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Fact And Fiction: EastEnders Sorts It Out

madeleine-mccann.jpgMADELEINE McCann continues to attract media coverage.

The theft of Madeleine McCann has always been a single thread story. Remove the speculation and it is the story of one girl’s disappearance.

But it is real. The story is “every parent’s …

Posted: 23rd, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (19) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MPs Yellow Ribbons And Creepy Behaviour For Madeleine McCann

THEY’RE showing off their support for Madeleine McCann in the House of Commons. Gordon Brown’s eyes “filled with tears” (Sun) as he held the hand of Madeline McCann’s aunt Philomena.

Says Mrs McCann: “His eyes filled up with tears, he …

Posted: 17th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (63) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Watching Robert Murat

robert-murat-madeleine.jpgMADELEINE McCann is missing. Still missing.

But now the police have a name. And, more importantly, so do the papers.

Robert Murat is all over the front pages. He is a suspect in the hunt for Madeleine McCann. But what …

Posted: 16th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (23) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Robert Murat And More Questions

murat.jpgMADELEINE McCann is missing. Still missing.
But today there is news. The daily front-page shots of Madeleine’s traumatised parents are moved further within the papers to make space for the head of Robert Murat.

“MADELEINE BRITISH MAN IS QUIZZED!” says …

Posted: 15th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (1,194) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sun Shines On Madeleine McCann

madeleine-mccann-portugal.jpgMADELEINE McCann is still missing.

“WE HAVEN’T GOT A CLUE,” says the Sun’s front page. The paper quotes Chief Inspector Oligario Sousa: “We have examined many leads, but each has now been discontinued. Everything that we have looked at so …

Posted: 14th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (80) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: When Will It End?

maddieposterportuthumb.jpgTHE search for Madeleine McCann goes on. And all we want to read is that she has been found alive and well.

But each day just brings more pictures of Madeleine McCann’s parents. Cameras in ther faces. Microphones to …

Posted: 13th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (36) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Watching The Parents

mccann.jpgMORE no news on the Madeleine McCann case.

It is now a week since the three-year-old girl was snatched from a Portugal holiday resort.

The story has been distressing to watch on our TV screens. What it must like for …

Posted: 10th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (2,260) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0