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Madeleine McCann On Your Doormat And In The Loire Valley

by | 31st, August 2007

madeleine_mccann.jpgMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY EXPRESS front page: MADELEINE: Parents are to sue over claims they gave her fatal overdose. (Plus page 7, with logo: THE HUNT FOR MADELEINE: Day 120).

THE WORLD’S GREATEST NEWSPAPER brings the news that the McCanns’ legal action is against the Portuguese publication Tal & Qual. (The Express, of course, has dutifully repeated all the allegations and smears that have emanated from the Portuguese press, for the delectation and disgust of Maddywatchers back home.) Spokeswoman Justine McGuinness says the McCanns “are not going to be a doormat any more”.

Meanwhile, the paper says the hunt has switched to a campsite in the Loire valley after sightings by holidaymakers.

DAILY TELEGRAPH page 2: Madeleine parents to sue newspaper

The Telegraph reports that the McCanns say they are suing to clear their name, not for the money.

THE TIMES page 5: Candle of hope for Madeleine

The paper says that Madeleine’s classmates “said a poignant prayer” yesterday, on what should have been her first day at school.

DAILY MAIL page 6: McCanns to sue over ‘killers’ slur

The paper says the McCanns believe it is time to stand firm against the allegations.

DAILY MIRROR page 11: Maddy school’s prayers

The paper says the McCanns spent a quiet day with their twins in Praia da Luz.

THE STAR page 22: SCHOOL’S SAD WAIT FOR MISSING MADDIES: Chair and locker are saved for her

The empty chair, locker and coat peg are once again invoked. Bishop Ellis headteacher Gail Neill says: “We are deeply saddened that we cannot yet welcome Madeleine McCann.”


The paper also reports on the candle that is being kept burning at the school.

THE INDEPENDENT and THE GUARDIAN: No Madeleine news today.

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