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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.

Still Looking For Ben Needham – He’s No Maddie McCann

WHERE is Ben Needham? Ben vanished on Kos when he was 21 months old. That was 1991.

The Daily Star reports:

Kerry has spent 13 years looking for her child with no help. Meanwhile millions have

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Posted: 18th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Sarah Vine’s Maddie and Me – a Daily Mail horror story

MADELEINE McCann: a look at the missing child in the news.

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Posted: 16th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: what Martin and Mary Smith saw and the cynical Sun brands Our Maddie

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MADELEINE McCann: Last night BBC’s Crimewatch staged a reconstruction of the night the innocent child vanished. It was odd. The reconstruction was very thin. We saw a happy family. Happy friends. And then an empty bed.The media reacts:

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Posted: 15th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: we know only know one thing for sure – an innocent child vanished

Gerry McCann, with his wife Kate, gives a statement to the press in the Algarve village of Praia Da Luz, where their daughter, three-year-old Madeleine McCann, went missing on Thursday evening.

MADELEINE McCann: the news of the missing child is high on the cycle. One thing has changed which she went missing in 2007. Social media means people can talk more freely than they can in the UK. But Twitter would … READ ON

Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Guardian fingers Madonna in hunt for ‘kidnapper’

MADELEINE McCann: as yet the celebrities have been low on the ground in the hunt for the missing child. Operation Yewtree is not involved. But, then, the Guardian spotted Madonna:

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Spotter: Pies, via @ChrisPolickREAD ON

Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Madeleine McCann | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: all front-page pictures of the latest ‘suspect’ snatcher

MADELEINE McCann: the latest “suspect” is front-page news:

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Is he “vital“? Is he a “suspect“? Or is he just a “stranger“, called so because the Met have yet to identify him?… READ ON

Posted: 13th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the questionable timeline and the arrested man who wasn’t

MADELEINE McCANN: the timeline questions.

Today’s front pages:

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Posted: 13th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: a version of events on Crimewatch and the truth is out there

MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the missing child in the news: the timeline questions.

Today’s front pages:

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Posted: 12th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: an entertaining libel and Danie Krugel

MADELEINE McCann: a look at today’s media coverage of the missing child.

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The Star (front page): “MADDIE: Mums begs court: Let me clear my name.”

“Mum” is, of course, Kate McCann. That she should have to prove her innocence … READ ON

Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann stars in the least surprising tabloid headline ever

EVER since innocent child Madeleine McCann went missing, we’ve been kept up to date with the story’s key points:

The investigation: the police have not proven what crime befell her, if any. But kidnap is the favourite theory.

The facts: … READ ON

Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Barrister says he knows where Maddie is (road sweepers scoff)

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MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news. As the McCanns pursue Goncalo Amaral for libel damages in Portugal, the British press publishes a welter of new Maddie news. Yesterday, the police told us that the child … READ ON

Posted: 6th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: police think she was stolen by burglars who took nothing else

Screen shot 2013-10-05 at 18.54.43MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news:

The Daily Mail has a question:

Was Maddie abducted by burglars she disturbed at holiday flat? Scotland Yard probes new theory as McCanns prepare to make ‘significant’ TV appeal

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Posted: 5th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: A Crimewatch appeal, living in ‘purgatory’ and the criminal never carried a phone

MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the missing child in the news:

Front page of the Daily Express: “Police close to breakthrough.”

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There are “3 news suspects”.

The Yard yesterday revealed new evidence has been uncovered

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Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Kate’s ‘suicide’, an ‘evil’ plot to kidnap a twin and another libel trial

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MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news: the Goncalo Amaral libel trial is underway in Portugal.

The Daily Mail reports:

‘Anti-McCann’ websites plotted to kidnap one of Madeleine’s siblings ‘to find out what they knew about

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Posted: 21st, September 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: parents’ risky libel case against Amaral begins in Portugal

iaQd3UJhMADELEINE McCann is back in the news. The summer passed without sighting of the child who was once spotted all around the world. The focus is  is on Kate McCann, the child’s mother.

The Daily Express lead with news:

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Posted: 12th, September 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: post heatwave news

MADELEINE McCann: what news? Time for a brief catch-up on the missing child who became the biggest story of the past years:

The Daily Star leads:

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The front-page headline runs:

“We can still find missing Maddie”

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Posted: 26th, July 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Daily Express juxtaposes Our Maddie next to a family holiday competition

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MADELEINE McCann is on the cover of the Daily Express. There is news. Maybe. The front-page headline announces:

 “MADELEINE: POLICE HUNT GIVES McCANNS FRESH HOPE”

As ever there is no news. This is media management. The media continues to … READ ON

Posted: 12th, July 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the Daily Express spins a single thread into suspects and arrests

express-1-329x437MADELEINE MCCANN: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the missing child in the news:

The Daily Express leads with its customary picture of ‘Our Maddy’ and the headline: “Maddy Arrests Within Weeks.”

Also:

“Cameron backing new investigation”

Inside the paper, we learn:… READ ON

Posted: 6th, July 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: 38 ‘suspects’, parents ruled out and new theories

MADELEINE McCANN: Anorak’s look at the missing child dubbed ‘Our Maddie’ in the news:

BBC: “Madeleine McCann: New leads spark Met formal inquiry”

Det Ch Insp Andy Redwood, who is heading what has been called Operation Grange, said: “The

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Posted: 5th, July 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: CPS head to Portgal as The Met close in

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MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news:

Daily Express (front page): “FREHS HOPE AS BRITISH LEGAL TEAM HEAD TO PORTUGAL OVER FRESH EVIDENCE”

Alison Saunders, chief crown ­prosecutor for London, discussed crucial developments in the case

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Posted: 23rd, June 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The Met takes over

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MADELEINE McCANN: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the missing child ion the news:

Sunday Express (front page): “Police hint at New Maddie Breakthrough”

Number of breakthroughs to date: zero. What’s this new one? The paper says detectives have “signalled they READ ON

Posted: 15th, June 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the couple who heard a child crying at night and went to help

weeping maddieIN “WHO SOOTHED WEEPING MADDIE, the Daily Express leads with a Madeleine McCann “exclusive”. It adds: “Police seek couple who entered McCann apartment when Madeleine was crying.”

This becomes:

Mystery couple seen going into McCanns’ flat on night before sobbing

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Posted: 19th, May 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


20 new Maddie suspects help Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell retire in a blaze of publicity

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MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the missing child in the news: 20 new suspects with Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell:

The Front Pages:

Daily Mail (front page): “20 New Suspects”
The Sun (front page): “Brit Cops List 20 Maddie … READ ON

Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann detectives identify ‘potential suspects’ but won’t tell us how many or why

hamish_campbellMADELEINE McCann vanished six years ago. Another summer of sighting looms, all eagerly reported by newspapers looking for easy news in the shark-spotting season. The Evening Standard reports:

British police identify new leads in hunt for Madeleine McCann and urge

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Posted: 17th, May 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0