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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: tabloids monster James Lawlor

maddie lanzaroteTHE Daily Star’s allegedNEW MADDIE CHILD SNATCHER” is said by the Sun to be one James Lawlor, a 62-year-old father of two. He was arrested at his London home after a British man claimed he had stopped …

Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: appeal leads to arrest of man suspected of attempting kidnap in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

mccann lanzarote“HUNT FOR NEW MADDIE FIEND,” declares the Daily Star’s front-page headline.

Keyan Milanian reports:

A BRIT has spoken of the “shocking” moment his daughter was caught up in a suspected kidnap bid that mirrored the Madeleine McCann case.

A child …

Posted: 11th, April 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Kate McCann’s London Marathon ‘death threat’ sickens Frankie Boyle’s Sun

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MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the missing child in the news. As another anniversary of her vanishing approaches, the mainstream media one again picks up the story:

The Sun: “Marathon gun nut’s threat to kill Kate”

Cops probe

Posted: 17th, March 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: six or eight British cleaners in a ‘mysterious’ white van

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MADELEINE McCCAN: Police are ‘hunting’ for 6 British cleaners. The Sun leads with :

“Maddie: hunt for 6 Brit cleaners”

These cleaners were working in Portugal around the time the child vanished. And, erm, that’s pretty much it.

Although, these …

Posted: 15th, March 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Interpol seek Russell Hobbs and Morphy Richards

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DO you know Russell Hobbs? What about Morphy Richards? Following news of a family of kettle thieve in Cyprus, who was accompanied by a child the victim claims looked like Madeleine McCann, the Express announces:

Calls to DNA test ‘Madeleine

Posted: 10th, March 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann and the Cyprus toaster thieves

TO Cyprus, where Madeleine McCann has been spotted. Maybe. The Financial Mirror reports:

Cyprus police have confirmed local media reports of a sighting of a child that looked like missing girl Madeleine McCann, informing Interpol that the child may have

Posted: 7th, March 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: What really happend with the troll Tony Bennett and Peter Tobin

ON Thursday last, Tony Bennett, 65, was given a three months prison sentence suspended for one year for publishing claims that Kate and Gerry McCann caused their daughter Madeleine’s death. There is, of course, no proof that the child has …

Posted: 23rd, February 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Gerry McCann says ‘Madeleine and her safety is often treated with complete contempt’

MADELEINE McCANN: Kate and Gerry McCann want Lord Leveson proposals on media regulation be implemented in full.

They should not get their way. Press Freedom means what it says. No buts. Why should journalists be held to ethical and moral …

Posted: 17th, February 2013 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Madeleine McCann in Ukraine? No – but her posters are

MADELEINE McCann was not in New Zealand. The DNA taken from an innocent child in New Zealand proved that she was not stolen by her parents. Kiwi police then told media:

“Given that there is conclusive evidence that their

Posted: 15th, February 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: A jailed troll and police swab kids in New Zealand

MADELEINE McCann is back in the news. Why? Well, the Daily Star has news:

MADELEINE MCCANN PARENTS WANT JAIL FOR EX-SOLICITOR’S ‘SLUR’

It’s Tony Bennettt. Regular Anorak readers will know why comments on this story are not enabled.

Doctors Kate

Posted: 6th, February 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: On the road to Brazil with dead Raymond Hewlett

THE Sunday Express has shocking news. The front-page headline screams: “MADDIE KIDNAP PHOTO SHOCK.

Can it be true? Is it possible that missing Madeleine McCann still sells newspapers? (Surely, ‘been found alive and well’ – ed.) The sub-headline is …

Posted: 20th, January 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann spotted in New Zealand for fifth time

IS Madeleine McCann in New Zealand? The New Zealand Herald reports:

Senior Sergeant John Fookes told local media police were informed of the sighting on New Year’s Eve and about 70 police officers were instructed to look out for the

Posted: 3rd, January 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Robert Murat’s mum is writing a book

MADELEINE McCann: Gerry McCann has called for all the recommendations raised in Lord Leveson’s Report on media standards to be made State sanctioned. He and his wife Kate McCann undoubtedly suffered at the hands of a voracious media. Others also …

Posted: 2nd, December 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Did Raymond Hewlett ‘take Maddy’?

THE Daily Mirror asks on its front page: “DID He Take Maddy?” It’s Raymond Hewlett, the convicted and dead paedophile. The Mirror says “Cold case cops to quiz Bris about child rapist.

Hewlett is the man who …

Posted: 23rd, November 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: McCanns no longer hire private detectives

THE Express, as ever, has no news of Madeleine McCann. But it does have news of the hunt for her:

MADDIE MCCANN PRIVATE EYES CALLED OF (sic)

James Murray and Tracey Kandohia have no news:

KATE and Gerry

Posted: 28th, October 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (19) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


April Jones: Kay Burley makes them weep as troll-faced Amanda Platell spots paedos everywhere

APRIL Jones: The five-year-old went missing from the Bryn Y Gog estate in Machynlleth, Wales. The news round-up:

Daily Mail (front page): “April’s family release poignant new photos as hope for her fades”

Daily Mirror (front page): I saw April …

Posted: 6th, October 2012 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Frankie Boyle says Jimmy Savile is shagging Madeleine McCann in heaven

YOU never saw Kate Middleton’s breasts on the news. You never saw the Innocence of Muslims film on the news. And on This is Leicester, you can’t see the tweet that triggered the headline:

Outrage at Frankie Boyle’s offensive

Posted: 2nd, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, Madeleine McCann | Comments (21) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann and the hunt for a Portuguese smoker

THE Daily Express has news of Madeleine McCann. Yes, We know.

MADDIE MCCANN MAY HAVE BEEN WATCHED FROM BALCONY, WITNESS TELLS YARD

James Murray has more:

A KEY witness with potentially vital ­evidence about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has

Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stephen Street, Colette McPartland and Madeleine McCann is Scarlett

TOM Rawstorne has a question for Daily Mail readers – and it involves Madeleine McCcann:

Is Maddie the reason this girl was taken into care? Portuguese police say her British parents were too drunk to look after her… but the

Posted: 16th, September 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Annecy Lake Murders: Madeleine McCann, Laurent Fillion-Robin and ideas

THE ANNECY Lake murders: the murders of four people in the French Alps have been knocked off the front pages by the London 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony. Feel good beats a murder mystery. But there are reports:

The Telegraph

Posted: 10th, September 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann is spotted more often because she’s missing, says detective

WHEN we read that a German tourist has spotted Madeleine McCann on a flight from Ibiza, we wondered why he din’t shout out her name or take a really clear photograph? Still, he did his best. And the Olive Press

Posted: 4th, September 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann was on holiday in Ibiza says German tourist who took a photo

FRANK Bode, 42, a German tourists, says he saw Madeleine McCann on a Lufthansa flight from Ibiza to Munich.

Says Bode to the Olive Press:

“My intuition told me that the girl, who was around seven to 10 years

Posted: 28th, August 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scotland Yard to ask Cameron if he wants to keep looking for Madeleine McCann

AS we told you, when the Olympics have gone, and no sharks have been spotted in the Thames, Madeleine McCann will return to the news cycle.

Justin Davenport, tells Evening Standard readers that “Scotland Yard is to ask Prime Minister

Posted: 24th, August 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann invoked in failed Canary Islands attack

NOT much news of Madeleine McCann so far this summer, but one news site does manage to muster:

Boy fights off kidnapper with karate chop in chilling echo of Madeleine McCann holiday abduction

So. This is how it went …

Posted: 20th, August 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The cigarette butt theory

EVERY summer since she vanished in 2007, tales of Madeleine McCann have appeared in the papers as fast the hacks could press f9 on their keyboards. When the Olympics London 2012 ends, look out for an Our Maddie story in …

Posted: 9th, August 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0