Madeleine McCann reconstruction ‘called off by Portuguese Police’

By Caroline Gammell Last Updated: 8:55PM BST 27/05/2008 Portuguese Police will not go ahead with a reconstruction of the night Madeleine McCann disappeared. Kate and Gerry McCann had not planned to return to Portugal for the reconstruction of the night Madeleine disappeared According to Sky News reports, the controversial plan was abandoned after several members […]




Lady Meyer in pursuit of abducted children like Madeleine McCann

Mandrake by Richard Eden, last Updated: 12:04AM BST 18/05/2008 Frustrated at not being able to offer more assistance to the parents of Madeleine McCann, Lady Meyer has set her sights on co-ordinating the search for abducted children. The wife of our former ambassador to Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer, tells me that she is trying to […]




Madeleine McCann: reconstruction may occur

By Caroline Gammell Last Updated: 7:29PM BST 14/05/2008 A reconstruction of the night Madeleine McCann went missing may still go ahead, her parents’ Portuguese lawyer has said. Doubts were raised after Kate and Gerry McCann publicly questioned the value of such an exercise so long after their daughter vanished. But Rogerio Alves said there were […]




Kate McCann: ‘Pray like mad for Madeleine’

By Patrick Sawer and Tom Chivers Last Updated: 5:21PM BST 03/05/2008 Madeleine McCann’s mother has asked the community to “pray like mad” during a church service to mark the first anniversary of her daughter going missing. Mrs McCann also expressed her gratitude to the congregation during a 30-minute service at St Mary and St John […]




Madeleine McCann left alone as ‘last minute decision’

By Nick Britten and Caroline Gammell Last Updated: 6:59PM BST 30/04/2008 The parents of Madeleine McCann have told how it was only a last-minute change of plan that led them to leave their children alone on the night their daughter disappeared. Kate and Gerry McCann said that they had planned to take the family to […]




McCanns hit out at ghoulish Madeleine tours

By Caroline Gammell in Praia da Luz Last Updated: 5:29PM BST 30/04/2008 Kate and Gerry McCann are deeply hurt by the “disgraceful” way in which tourists are making tours to visit the spot where their daughter Madeleine disappeared, a friend has said. Locals in Praia da Luz are fed up with the grisly fascination Scores […]




Kate McCann’s mother ‘wanted to shake her’ for leaving Madeleine

By Caroline Gammell in Praia da Luz Last Updated: 3:36pm BST 29/04/2008 By Caroline Gammell in Praia da Luz Last Updated: 2:18AM BST 30/04/2008 (The photo of Kate and Gerry with Pyjamas was pulled from the original article and replaced with the one below). Kate McCann’s mother wanted to shake her daughter and son-in-law for […]




Madeleine McCann ‘suspect’ Robert Murat sues British media for libel

By Gary Cleland Last Updated: 2:27PM BST 28/04/2008 Robert Murat, the British expatriate made a formal suspect over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, has begun one of the largest libel claims in the history of British media. The 34-year-old, who lived close to the Portugal apartment where the missing girl was last seen, has launched […]




Madeleine McCann complained to mother Kate about being left crying alone

By Caroline Gammell in Brussels Last Updated: 2:27PM BST 28/04/2008 Madeleine McCann complained to her mother after she was left crying and alone on the night before she disappeared, leaked police documents have disclosed. The little girl, then aged three, spoke to Kate McCann at breakfast the following morning and said: “Mummy, why didn’t you […]




Madeleine McCann: the (almost) true story

By Lionel Shriver Last Updated: 2:17am BST 28/04/2008 Novelist Lionel Shriver strongly believes that the media has covered the Madeleine McCann case as if it were a work of fiction, distorting facts and demonising characters. And a year on, the family is paying the price. Like any novelist, I’m a sucker for a good story. […]




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