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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.

Locals Spot Robert Murat By Madeleine McCann’s Flat

mccann2.jpgMADELEINE McCann is in the news.

“New witnesses say they saw suspect near Madeleine flat,” says the Express on its front page.

“We saw top suspect near Madeleine kidnap flat,” says a headline deeper inside the paper. The Express says … READ ON

Posted: 18th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (74) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Tests The Imagination Of Harry Potter Fans

madeleine-mccann1.pngHAVING stopped scaring children at the cinema, Madeleine McCann is now giving children sleepless nights at the bookshop.

“MADDY POTTER,” says the Mirror’s front page, “JK asks for Madeleine poster in EVERY shop selling her book.”

In this tabloid … READ ON

Posted: 17th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (32) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Situation “Critical” For Madeleine McCann And Robert Murat

robert-murat.jpgMADELEINE McCann remains on the front of just one newspaper: the Express.

“MADELEINE,” says the small headline, “Search will reach critical stage this week, say police.”

News indeed to followers of crime who think the first minutes after the incident … READ ON

Posted: 16th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (122) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Is This Relevant?

THERE has been no little talk on the Anorak Forums and comment pages about Madeleine McCann – about 4,000 posts.

And not all of it has been supportive of the parents. Some voices accuse Madeleine’s parents of not taking proper … READ ON

Posted: 13th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (145) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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., … READ ON

Posted: 13th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (71) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 12th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (51) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 11th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (56) | Comments 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

READ ON

Posted: 10th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (20) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 9th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (114) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 9th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (6,189) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 7th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (162) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 6th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (32) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (79) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 4th, July 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (669) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 28th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (141) | Comments 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?’ … READ ON

Posted: 16th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (181) | Comments 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

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Posted: 14th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (274) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 11th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (30) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 8th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (74) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, June 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (625) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (262) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 25th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (414) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (19) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 17th, May 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (63) | Comments 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 … READ ON

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