McCanns launch furious counter attack on Portuguese police after ‘Maddie in tears’ leak

Last updated at 16:19pm on 11th April 2008 Kate and Gerry McCann have launched a counter-attack against Portuguese police as the row over leaked statements about their daughter’s disappearance escalated into a war of words. Police were warned by the couple’s official spokesman that the “gloves are off” after what he claimed was a “cack-handed” […]

Kate and Gerry McCann in £1million deal to tell all to Oprah Winfrey

By VANESSA ALLEN – Last updated at 10:55am on 26th January 2008 The parents of Madeleine McCann are in talks to strike a £1million deal with two of America’s biggest chat show stars. Kate and Gerry McCann are at the centre of a bidding war between Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters. Both celebrities are desperate […]

Unanswered Prayers

by Judy Bachrach WEB EXCLUSIVE January 10, 2008 After three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared on a family vacation in Portugal, her parents pursued a high-stakes strategy: media saturation. It succeeded beyond their wildest imaginings—winning the aid of everyone from J. K. Rowling to the Pope—and failed miserably. Getting the first in-depth interview with Gerry McCann since […]

Eight months after Madeleine disappears, Gerry McCann returns to work

By VANESSA ALLEN – Last updated at 15:01pm on 2nd January 2008 Gerry McCann returns to full-time work today – exactly eight months after his daughter Madeleine disappeared. The consultant cardiologist hopes that resuming full-time hours will help his family gain some semblance of normality after the anguish of 2007. But he and wife Kate have […]

Hunt for Gerry’s missing tennis bag which ‘could have been used to carry Madeleine away’

By VANESSA ALLEN – Last updated at 19:03pm on 25th December 2007 Police want to trace a tennis bag allegedly taken from Kate and Gerry McCann’s apartment on the night Madeleine went missing, it was claimed yesterday. Detectives think the blue holdall could have been used to carry Madeleine away, or even to transport her […]

Kate and Gerry McCann: We can’t face giving each other Christmas presents

By DANIEL BOFFEY – Last updated at 00:23am on 24th December 2007 Kate and Gerry McCann will not be giving each other presents on Christmas Day. They have agreed it would be inappropriate to celebrate between themselves when they spend the day at Kate’s parents in Liverpool. They have told friends they cannot face Christmas […]

‘Sweaty Murat was breathless and excited during Maddie police quiz’

‘I’m relaxed about leaving the children alone’: What Gerry McCann said the night Madeleine disappeared By REBECCA CAMBER – Last updated at 17:28pm on 16th December 2007 Madeleine McCann suspect Robert Murat was sweating, “breathless” and “a little excited” at the Ocean Club resort in Praia da Luz the day after the four-year-old went missing, […]

Kate and Gerry McCann: Beyond the Smears

By David James Smith, The Sunday Times, December 16, 2007 (link) For six months David James Smith has examined the evidence surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann for The Sunday Times Magazine. In this, the most comprehensive — and authoritative — investigation yet, he addresses the key issues facing Gerry and Kate as they prepare […]

My Months With Madeleine

By Bridget O’Donnell, The Guardian, Friday December 14 2007 (link) (Bridget O’Donnell on her time with Madeleine McCann in Portugal This article was first published on at 11.54 GMT on Friday 14 December 2007. It appeared in the Guardian on Friday 14 December 2007 on p4 of the Comment & features section. It was […]

McCanns’ private detectives: ‘We know who took Madeleine – and she’ll be home by Christmas’

By REBECCA CAMBER – Last updated at 10:16am on 14th December 2007 Madeleine McCann is alive and could be home with her parents by Christmas, the private investigator hunting for her declared yesterday. Francisco Marco made a series of astonishing claims, saying he even knew who snatched the missing four-year- old and is close to reuniting […]

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