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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: Amaral Accuses Kate McCann

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SKY NEWS: “Cop’s Wife Attacks Kate McCann”

Physically?

The wife of the Portuguese detective, sacked from the Madeleine McCann investigation, has launched an emotional attack on the missing girl’s mother.

It’s Mrs Goncalo Amaral, also known as Sofia Amaral, wife of the author. Kate McCann has been in conversation with Portuguese organ Expresso. She used the opportunity to build bridges by calling Mr Amaral “a disgrace”.

Now Sophia Amaral appears in Portuguese newspaper Correio to offer her reply.

“My dear, Kate McCann…”

Sarcasm?

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Posted: 18th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (378)


Madeleine McCann: The Al Qaeda Connection, British Police Tell All And Alone In Portugal

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DAILY MAIL: “Mother accused of neglecting 8-year-old daughter in Portugal admits she hit the bottle but denies leaving girl alone”

There were two of her, occifer. No., wait three… four…

Stephanie Bysh stood accused of the most stupid of mistakes. After the disappearance of Madeline McCann the idea of leaving a child alone for even a moment was unthinkable to any mother in the country.

No mother should leave a child alone in Portugal for a second. No, make that a split second… Hell, you might end up selling your story to a magazine:

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Posted: 17th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (514)


Madeleine McCann: How To Spot Paedos With Sarah’s Law

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MAIL: “Jackboot Jacqui brings back the ducking stool”

Richard Littlejohn continues his Nazi fetish.

Anti-paedo laws are coming into force:

Parents will be able to ask if someone close to their family is a sex offender under new pilot schemes in England. Under the measures, police will be able to tell families if someone with access to a child has convictions or has been previously suspected of abuse.

Yes, suspected

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Posted: 16th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (364)


Madeleine McCann: Let’s Investigate Kate McCann’s Pain

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Kate McCann’s Diary extracts are published. Now read on…

DAILY EXPRESS: “HEARTBREAK DIARY REVEALS KATE’S ANGER AND DESPAIR”

In one heartbreaking entry Kate writes: “Can’t stop thinking about Madeleine, about her fear and pain. How can I go on knowing that her life could have ended like this? This week I have been quite overtaken by black thoughts. Please God, bring her back.”

Can’t stop writing about Madeleine… What says the “WORLD’S GREATEST NEWSPAPER”?

Last night experts said Kate’s emotions read like those of a bereaved mother.

Can’t pull the wool over the Express’ experts…

Chartered psychologist Dr Rick Norris said: “The diary shows she is an intelligent woman who is able to articulate her feelings on paper.”

Get a load of that spelling…

“This is a horrible situation – every parent’s worst nightmare.”

So says the expert reading from the big tabloid book of expert quotes.

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Posted: 15th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (174)


Madeleine McCann: Inside Kate McCann’s Diary, The Care Blairs And Algarve Paedos

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NEWS OF THE WORLD (front page): “Kate’s Diary”

Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for. Here are selected extracts from Kate McCanns’ diary that was leaked on July 28, 2008. It is now September and the NOTW has the, er, scoop.

“For the first time the heartbreaking TRUTH that destroys the lies of Portuguese police.”

Maddie… Maddie who? We’re watching the parents. If only the Cuddle Cat could talk – perhaps a tabloid writer could get inside the mind of the Cuddle Cat and tell us what really happened? It could be worth millions– like those diaries.

“PLEASE GOD IS SHE DEAD? – Read Kate McCann’s diary”

Isn’t it rude to read someone else’s diary? We don’t wish to pry…

Kate wrote: “I can’t bear being without Madeleine. It’s like torture— a slow painful death.”

Hearing the parents…

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Posted: 14th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (224)


Madeline McCann: Seeking Andrew Gosden, Not Denise Pipitone And Demonising Gypsies

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THE TIMES: “One year on, missing Andrew Gosden is still a blank space in family’s heart”

Andrew Godsen is missing. He ran away form home one year ago. He was 14. Watch the parents…

As with the parents of Madeleine McCann, the Gosdens are leading a life suspended. Unlike the McCanns, they have not done so in a blaze of global publicity and suspicion. Mr Gosden said that he and his wife felt “deeply, deeply sorry” for Gerry and Kate McCann and suspected that the two families “have an awful lot in common”, in all but one respect.

Andrew Godsen ran away. Did Madeleine McCann?

“You get a lot of press if your child is little, blonde and female, but it hurts just as much when you’re missing a teenage son.”

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Posted: 13th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (306)


International Madeleine McCann: And Eye For Denise Pipitone And Finding Rose Pizem

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DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Italy’s Madeleine McCann ‘found safe and well after four years’”

Italy has it’s own Maddie. Like Isreal? Are we working throught alphabet? If so, look out Jamaica…

Urgent DNA tests are being carried out on the eight year old girl found in Greece to see if she is Denise Pipitone, who vanished in 2004. She missing from outside her grandmother’s house while playing.

And?

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Posted: 12th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (474)


Madeleine McCann: The Fear Of Maddie

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WESTON & SOMERSET MERCURY: “Four-year-old snatched from outside home”

In Portugal?

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD Weston girl was told all her family members were dead by a group of boys who snatched her from outside her home. Now her mum, Tracey, has told of her horror after realising her daughter had gone missing.

Says Tracey, who has walked home ahead of her children (Jess and her six-year-old sister), who are following behind:

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Posted: 11th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (423)


Madeleine McCann: Seeking Britain’s Armchair Detectives

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DAILY MIRROR: “McCANNS HEADHUNT COPS FOR NEW MADDY SEARCH”

As Anorak told you yesterday, the Our Maddie hunt could, maybe, might, you never know, see ex-British police involved. Everyone’s an armchair detective… Or Cluedo.

The Find Madeleine Fund has asked for lists of retired or about-to-retire officers from forces across the country.

Beats playing golf… What do we know so far?

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Posted: 10th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (472)


Madeleine McCann: British Police, Madeline And The Maddie Weather Warning

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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: “Top cops to join Maddie hunt?”

TOP former detectives from Greater Manchester Police could be recruited by the team trying to finding missing Madeleine McCann.

A question. And a “could”. Facts. Who he:

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Posted: 9th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (389)


Madeleine McCann: Buried On The Beach And The Our Maddie Metaphor

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DAILY MIRROR: “New slur on Madeline McCann’s father Gerry by shamed cop”

A new slur by Goncarlo Amaral? Remember that quoting his book could see the McCann’s lawyers called in. Can the Mirror repeat the slur and still look oh-so caring?

Shamed Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral stooped to a new low last night – disgracefully claiming Gerry McCann buried daughter Madeleine on a beach the night she went missing.

Disgraceful. The scum. What did he say, just for interest’s sake..?

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Posted: 8th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (462)


Madeleine McCann: UK Cops Get Their Man, Morocco And Anorak PI

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SUNDAY PEOPLE: “McCanns: UK cops would have found our Maddie”

The British cops always their man, or a man. It might not be the right man, but they always get a man – well, nearly always.

Madeleine McCann might have been found by now if she had vanished in Britain, her parents insist. Kate and Gerry said cops here have more experience of tracing kidnap victims than Portuguese police.

Here’s what “heart expert” Gerry said:

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Posted: 7th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (543)


Madeleine McCann: Looking For 1 Million, Raonaid Murray And Amaral’s Book

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DAILY MIRROR (front page): “WE’VE SPENT £1M HUNTING FOR MADDIE.”

Kate and Gerry McCann Exclusive: We’ve spent £1m hunting Maddy – EXCLUSIVE McCanns vow to keep searching

THE SUN: “McCanns spend £1m on Maddie search” – Not exclusive.

THE MIRROR: “The couple have shielded the twins from what few facts are known about Madeleine’s disappearance in May last year.”

A few facts? There is only one fact: a child disappeared.

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Posted: 6th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (253)


Madeleine McCann: When The Sniffer Dogs Barked And Casey Anthony

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THE SUN (front page): “BARKING – The moment Maddie cops say dog made McCanns ‘suspects’

No, not the tabloid dog pack. There’s a picture of a spaniel crawling on a sofa. To its rear is a man. There is a pair of blue drapes, open.

And another picture of a dog, which may be same dog. The caption:

Howl … pooch alerts handler to ‘evidence’ found in the parents’ rented motor

Pages 4 and 5: “HOUNDING OF THE McCANNS”

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Posted: 5th, September 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (691)


Madeleine McCann: Buy The Flat And The Villa For The Maddie Experience

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Old Mr Anorak’s property portfolio is burgeoning. To go with 10 Rillington Place, 23 Cranley Gardens and 25 Cromwell Street, he can now snap up the holiday apartment Madeleine McCann was staying at the time of her disappearance…

GLASGOW DAILY RECORD: “Maddie Flat Up For Sale”

Portuguese newspaper 24 Horas said the asking price is “substantially higher than others with similar characteristics, also on sale in Praia da Luz”.

Why’s that then?

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Posted: 4th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (349)


Madeleine McCann: Live Like The McCanns As Their Praia Da Luz Apartment Goes On Sale

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DAILY MAIL: “Holiday apartment where Madeleine McCann went missing goes on sale for £250,000”

The infamous holiday flat where Madeleine McCann vanished has been put up for sale for £250,000.

Can a flat be “infamous”? It was the flat wot dunnit?

Potential buyers could begin viewing the flat from as early as next week, raising the possibility of voyeurs keen to see where the three-year-old disappeared looking round.

Dreadful. Better to just look around the property on the Mail’s website.

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Posted: 3rd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (334)


Madeleine McCann: GMTV Tears To Entertain, Jade Goody And Clarence Mitchell PR

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DAILY MIRROR: “Real victims who reduced me to tears”

Fiona Philips‘the woman with the whitest teeth and yellowest hair in daytime telly’ – “on GMTV heartaches and meltdowns”

Fiona Philips is fighting the tears as Helen Newlove, whose husband Garry has been murdered, is sat on the sofa to tell her story.

Tears are the new laughter.

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Posted: 2nd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Online-PR, Tabloids | Comments (747)


Madeleine McCann: The Bill, Durham Police And Gary Glitter Is Paedos’ ‘Our Maddie’

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DAILY MIRROR: “Maddy cops vetoed Brit help offer”

But British police have assisted in the McCann case. No?

Portuguese police turned down an offer to help find Madeleine McCann from Britain’s most senior murder investigator, it has emerged.

Emerged?

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Posted: 1st, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comments (508)


Madeleine McCann: Stephanie Bysh And Ariella Encroach On Praia Da Luz

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STEPHANIE Bysh is mother to Ariella d’Gama, who has passed a while in a children’s home.

What has it got to do with Madeleine McCann. Well, get this:

DAILY MAIL: “British mother whose daughter was taken into care by Portuguese police after she ‘went out drinking'”

A British man told police that her mother Stephanie Bysh, 44, had been ‘drinking heavily’… The town is five miles from Praia da Luz, where missing toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared in May last year from a rented apartment.

Yes, just five miles.

Yesterday, it was all just 15 miles from where our Maddie went missing.

The day before that it was all occuring 25 miles from Praia da Luz.

Anorak estimates that inside week, little Ariella will be actually inside the apartment used by the McCanns that fateful trip…

Such are the facts…

Posted: 29th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (952)


Madeleine McCann: Maddie For Rose Ron, Praia Da Luz Moves And Whacking Stephanie Bysh

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THE SUN: “Hol mum of left girl faces jail”

To Portugal…

A BRITISH mum whose daughter was taken into care on holiday faces up to ten years in jail.

It’s “cash-strapped Stephanie Bysh”.

What do we know about here?

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Posted: 28th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (671)


Madeleine McCann: Rose Ron, Murder And Portugal’s Bermuda Triangle For Missing Kids

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SKY NEWS: “Tragic Case Of Israel’s Madeleine”

One day on from the news of Israel’s “our Maddie”, Sky news leads with “Israel’s our Maddie”. As Anorak readers know Israel’s our Maddie is called Rose Ron. Sky News – First for breaking news…

Rose Ron is missing. Rose Ron was missing:

No-one seemed to really notice until her grandfather walked into a Tel Aviv police station two weeks ago and confessed to her murder.

No-one? Subtext: Sky News didn’t notice.

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Posted: 27th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (272)


Madeleine McCann: Israel’s Rose Is The International Our Maddie

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JERUSALEM POST (Israel): Is Rose Israel’s Madeleine?

Who’s Rose? Is she a Maddie by another name?

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Posted: 26th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann | Comments (215)


Madeleine McCann: Hairdryers In The Bath And Paedos

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ONLINE OPINION – This his “Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate”

“Hush little baby, don’t say a word”

If it is our biological imperative to make babies, it is our most basic instinct to protect them. Baby-makers and baby-carers everywhere know what a challenge it can be to shelter a tiny human being from the dangers of the world … from the cold, the rain, the sun, the road. Sharp objects, moving vehicles, heights, fire. Hairdryers in the bath, knives in the toaster, fingers in the electric socket. Things they could fall off, fall into, have fall on them.

Save the children… Who will save the children? Might we pray?

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Posted: 25th, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (169)


Madeleine McCann: Angelia Jolie’s Changeling, Oakely International And Belgian Paedos

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MAIL On SUNDAY: “McCANNS’ FUND IN £500,000 CHAOS.”

A team of private investigators working behind the scenes to find Madeleine McCann has been axed after being paid £500,000 from publicly donated funds.

Metodo 3?

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Posted: 24th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (143)


Madeleine McCann: Finger Printing Kids And Gary Glitter

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FORT MORGAN TIMES: “FM State Bank offers info service for parents in case child missing”

Fort Morgan State Bank wants local parents to be ready with the information they need in the event of their worst nightmare: a missing child.

Every parents worst nightmare

The bank has purchased equipment to photograph and fingerprint children and provide a printout that also includes physical descriptions and other vital information on the kids.

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Posted: 23rd, August 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (187)