Grâce à la liberté dans les communications, des groupes d’hommes de même nature pourront se réunir et fonder des communautés. Les nations seront dépassées.
Friedrich Nietzsche (Fragments posthumes XIII-883)

07 - 01>15 JUL - La Presse (5)


01>15 JUILLET 2007


01

GMC's Blog :
Day 59 - 01/07/2007 - Sunday

Family day again, apart from some packing and sorting. Our friends are heading home in the morning and I picked up some family from the airport tonight. Our campaign manager has also flown in and we will be finalising a few more events for the coming week.

02
Monday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 02-07-07
Forensics clear doubts - Correio de Manhã 2.7.07
Danilo arrested for extortion - Correio de Manhã 2.7.07
Maddie Dad Gets Stolen Pics - The Sun 02-07-07
Son Raps McCann Suspect - Daily Mirror 02-07-07
McCann's Joy as Pictures Are Returned - Daily Express 02-07-07
Sorry thief sends back Maddie pix - Daily Star 02-07-07
McCanns move out of apartment from which Madeleine was abducted - Daily Mail 02-07-07
Photos of Madeleine stolen with her father's wallet are returned - Daily Mail 02-07-07
Stolen Madeleine photos returned to father - Telegraph 02-07-07
Madeleine's parents leave Algarve resort - Telegraph 02-07-07
McCanns Move Out Of Holiday Resort - Sky 02-07-07
McCanns move to new resort property - Metro 02-07-07
Toys for Maddy going to charity - Leicester Mercury 02-07-07
Man in court over Maddie ‘con’ - Liverpool Echo 02-07-07
Stolen Photos Of Madeleine Are Returned - The Scotsman 02-07-07
The Grey Cardigan: 29 June - Press Gazette 02-07-07
Madeleine McCann Hoax Theory: Shale Madeleine Column Spawns Critique - Post Chronicle
Missing girl's dad gets stolen pics back - IOL 02-07-07

KMC's Diary :
I started to put everything in the suitcases and then I took S and A to the Kids' Club around 09.20 and then I came back to pack the cases. We moved everything to the house around 10:30. Although now I think that it is a good thing to move to the house—with a bit more privacy—everything feels wrong and painful without Madeleine. I cannot believe that this has happened. She is so loving and I desperately want her back. Sean and Amelie appeared very excited about the "new house" especially with regard to their room. After lunch on the terrace, Gerry filled the Jacuzzi with cold water and the children enjoyed themselves immensely in their "swimming pool". I went to look for Chinese food for 4.
Oh dear Madeleine, where are you? Are you nearby? Please keep well and be strong, my little one. We are desperate to find you. We love you very much. You are so special. I long to give you the biggest hug in the WORLD!! I miss you so much. I love you so much my dear Madeleine.
GMC's Blog : 
Day 60 - 02/07/2007 - Monday
We completed our move to the new accommodation today. It took longer than expected as we moved the thousands of letters of suuport we have recieved and all the new toys. These letters and messages of support have given us tremendous encouragement and we would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to write to us and to those who have donated to Madeleines Fund, helping us continue the campaign to find Madeleine.
Most of this evening was spent on the phone and answering e-mails finalising forthcoming campaign events. There should be some stuff in the press in the next few days although we are very aware that the recent terrorist activity will, quite rightly, continue to dominate the news.

03
Tuesday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 03-07-07
McCanns say speculation hinders the investigation - SOL 3.7.07
PJ to investigate possible ramifications of the suspicious couple to the Algarve - 24Horas
Anger at Maddie Shrek Appeal - The Sun 03-07-07
McCanns Leave Villa - Daily Mirror 03-07-07
McCanns Intend to Stay in Portugal - Daily Express 03-07-07
Life starts to move on for Madeleine's family - Daily Express 03-07-07
Maddie's parents move 60 days on - Daily Star 03-07-07
Madeleine cinema advert upsets Shrek audiences - Daily Mail 03-07-07
News in Brief: McCann family move out of holiday complex - Guardian 03-07-07
The power of adverts - guardian.co.uk 03-07-07
Cinema chains axe Madeleine ad - Guardian 03-07-07
Madeleine McCann's father to speak at TV festival - Guardian 03-07-07
Cinema pulls Maddy adverts after complaints - Telegraph 03-07-07
Parents move out of complex - Times 03-07-07
Mothers protest over Madeleine advert before showings of Shrek - Times 03-07-07
McCann to address TV executives - BBC 03-07-07
England in the Algarve - BBC 03-07-07
Madeleine: Mums' Anger At Shrek Appeal - Sky 03-07-07
Madeleine's Toys To Get A New Home - Sky 03-07-07
Gerry McCann To Speak At Media Festival - Sky 03-07-07
McCanns intend to stay in Portugal - Metro 03-07-07
Concert for madeleine - Leicester Mercury 03-07-07
Bull staging events to raise awareness of missing Maddy - Hemel Gazette 03-07-07
Balloon release carries message missing Madeleine is not forgotten - Bucks Free Press
Balloons for missing Madeleine McCann - Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury 03-07-07
Madeleine's dad to speak at TV festival - The Scotsman 03-07-07
Madeleine's father to return to Scotland to speak at media event - Herald Scotland 03-07-07
Parents blast cinema advert on Madeleine - Evening Times (Scotland 03-07-07
Knock vigil for Maddy - Mayo News 03-07-07
Praying for a miracle. [Healys in Knock] - Mayo News 03-07-07
Psychics Fuel False Hopes in Missing-Person Cases - Live Science 03-07-07
Prison for the Madeleine McCann hoaxer in Spain - Typically Spanish 03-07-07


GMC's Blog :  
Day 61 - 03/07/2007 - Tuesday

We did a single interview today for the Portuguese media with a British journalist sitting in. The interview marked the fact that it is two months to the day since Madeleine was abducted. We took the opportunity to emphasise that we would be staying in Portugal for the immediate future and continuing the campaign to help find Madeleine. We also want to work closely with the media here in Portugal and engage closely with the Portuguese people who have been so supportive.
We were asked what was the hardest day since Madeleine disappeared and replied that every day has been hard without Madeleine. We also stated that our determination to find Madeleine is matched by the Portuguese police and that we have a good working relationship with them. Our frequent meetings with the police help us stay informed, allow us to feed information into the investigation and let clarify information with senior officers conducting the investigation

04
Wednesday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 04-07-07
Madeleine: Gerry and Kate give an interview in Praia da Luz - Correio da Manha 4.7.07
Maddie's Dad to Get TV Fair Slot - The Sun 04-07-07
Maddy Dad: It's So Hard - Daily Mirror 04-07-07
Maddy Chat - Daily Mirror 04-07-07
McCann woe fires up Welsh - Daily Mirror 04-07-07
Let's keep children innocent for longer - Daily Express 04-07-07
Two Months After the Kidnap, a Mum's Plea - Daily Express 04-07-07
Maddie cinema ad scares shrek kids - Daily Star 04-07-07
Madeleine's mother tells abductor: 'It's not too late to give her back' - Daily Mail 04-07-07
England Rugby Union World Cup Squad wear Maddie T-shirts in training - guardian.co.uk
Maddy parents 'not ready' to go back to work - Telegraph 04.07.2007
Madeleine mother: 'It's not too late to return her' - Times Online 04-07-07
Rugby Stars Back Madeleine Search - BBC 04-07-07
Madeleine's Mother: 'Give Her Back' - Sky 04-07-07
Rugby Players Wear T-Shirts For Madeleine - Sky 04-07-07
New McCann Appeal Waits On Terror News - Sky 04-07-07
Madeleine film plea is banned - Leicester Mercury 04-07-07
Maddie’s parents to stay in Portugal - Liverpool Echo 04-07-07
Fancy-dress walk for Madeleine McCann - Hucknall Dispatch 04-07-07
Kiddetag will keep track of youngsters - Hereford Times 04-07-07
England players support Find Madeleine campaign - Wiltshire Times 04-07-07
There But For The Grace of God... - Bournemouth Echo 04-07-07
McCanns To Stay In Algarve - The Scotsman 04-07-07
Father To Tell Television Festival Of Media's Role in Hunt For Madeleine - The Scotsman
Father Of Madeleine McCann Heads To Scotland For Media Festival - Herald Scotland
We can't go back without our Maddie - Evening Times (Scotland) 04-07-07


GMC's Blog :    
Day 62 - 04/07/2007 - Wednesday

The England rugby team wore Look for Madeleine T-shirts at their open training session in the Algarve today. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures tomorrow! We had a brief, private meeting with the RFU management team last night to thank them for this unprompted show of support which helps keep Madeleines disappearance high profile here in Portugal and at home.
We also met today with SOS Crianca, which is the main child welfare non-governmental organisation in Portugal. Similar to our meetings with child welfare groups and ministers in other countries, they feel our campaign to keep Madeleines profile high is correct. It was a very constructive meeting and they have offered to help support us in any way they can. It is likely we will travel to Lisbon at some point to meet with other agencies to see what advice they have for us and if we can help them. We hope the huge amount of goodwill that has been generated following Madeleines abduction can be translated into tangible benefits for the future and we very much want to work with the organisations trying to prevent child abduction and expoitation.
It was heartening for Kate and I to learn of the release today of Alan Johnston after almost 4 months in captivity. Although the circumstances of his kidnapping are very different to that of Madeleines, it still lifted us to see him being freed knowing he will be reunited with his family shortly.
We also agree with the commentators who have stated his family have acted with tremendous dignity throughout and Alan himself appeared incredibly resilient and composed following his release. Our best wishes go to Alan and his family.

05
Thursday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 05-07-07
Madeleine: Thousands of clues / PJ concentrates attention on Luz - Correio da Manha
‘Every day is incredibly hard without Madeleine’ - Algarve Resident 5.7.07
Exclusive: Maddie net sicko is hunted by cops - The Sun 05-07-07
Rugby Heroes' Maddie Support - The Sun 05-07-07
Scrum on! Let's find Madeleine - Daily Express 05-07-07
Police: 'Madeleine is still in Portugal' - Daily Mail 05-07-07
Gerry McCann to be Keynote Speaker at MediaGuardian Edinburgh TV Festival - Guardian
Right for cinemas to submit to stop them showing a MC spot before Shrek? - Guardian
The power of mums - Times 05-07-07
Concert To Be Held For Madeleine - BBC 05-07-07
Police Believe Madeleine Still In Portugal - Sky 05-07-07
Rugby stars support madeleine's family - Leicester Mercury 05-07-07
Toni sets up concert for Madeleine - Melton (Mowbray) Times 05-07-07
Eyes on the prized - Irish Independent 05-07-07
Madeleine video stirs emotions - UPI.com 05-07-07
Another alleged sighting of Madeleine McCann - MaltaMedia 05-07-07
KMC's Diary :
I got up at 7.15. Gerry went for a run.
NOTHING is or will be as good again without Madeleine.
I am thinking about you a lot, dearest Madeleine, and praying a lot so that we find you soon—alive and unharmed.
Stay strong—you know that we all love you very very very much XXXXX.

GMC's Blog :      
Day 63 - 05/07/2007 - Thursday

Heart wrenching to learn of the little British 3 year old girl who has been kidnapped in Nigeria. We know more than anyone what ther parents are going through and we hope, that like most of the kidnap victims in Nigeria, she is returned safely.
The pictures of the England rugby squad in their Madeleine t-shirts were excellent as were the comments of the players supporting the campaign to find Madeleine. We hope and pray she will soon be able to thank all of those who have helped us maintain such a high profile of her disappearance

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Friday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 06-07-07
Madeleine’s parents move house discreetly - Diario de Noticias 6.7.07
New extortion attempt on the McCanns - SIC 6.7.07
Maddie’s parents want to learn portuguese - 24horas 6.7.07
Every day is incredibly hard without Madeleine’ - Algarve Resident 06-07-07
Miliband Makes Maddie Pledge - The Sun 06-07-07
'Defraud' Arrest in Maddie Case - The Sun 06-07-07
Fury at Labour Snub to Family of Madeleine - Daily Express
Man held over Madeleine McCann extortion - Times Online 06-07-07
Dutch police arrest man in Madeleine fraud case - Independent 06-07-07
Man Held Over Madeleine 'Fraud' - BBC 06-07-07
Man Arrested Over Madeleine 'Fraud' - Sky 06-07-07
Backlash After Madeleine Ad Is Pulled - Sky 06-07-07
McCanns To Work With Child Campaigners - Sky 06-07-07
Dutch Police Hold Madeleine Hoax Suspect - Channel 4 06-07-07
Dutch police hold Madeleine hoax suspect - ITN 06-07-07
'Bored' man tries to con Maddy's parents - Metro 06-07-07
Outrage at Madeleine extortion bid - Metro 06-07-07
Gerry's anguish over kidnapping - Leicester Mercury 06-07-07
Children have to be aware of real danger - Leicester Mercury 06-07-07
Leeds man's song for Madeleine McCann is a hit - Yorkshire Evening Post 06-07-07
Paris Hilton? Not on my watch! [Criticism of McCann media coverage] - Press Gazette
Maddie arrests in Sotogrande - Euro Weekly News 06-07-07
Missing British girl ‘seen wearing crash helmet’ - Malta Independent 06-07-07
McCann family gives Madeleine tributes to needy orphans abroad - Catholic Herald
 
KMC's Diary :
I wrote my emails and finished our statement for when the story broke about the Dutch man’s extortion near lunchtime.
He’s 39, unemployed, says that he was bored and wanted to play with our emotions. Bastard. David Miliband phoned Gerry to offer support.
GMC's Blog : 
Day 64 - 06/07/2007 - Friday

The major development today was the arrest of a 39 year old Dutch citizen in Eindhoven for attempted fraud. The man had sent six e-mails saying he knew who had Madeleine and where she was. He was demanding €2million for this information. After being arrested he has admitted he did not have any information and was
motivated by boredom and trying to extort the money.
This arrest, after cooperation between the Portuguese, British and Dutch police forces, sends a clear message that this sort of crime is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. It also encourages Kate and I that all information about Madeleine coming through to the police in any European country will be taken seriously and rigorously evaluated.

07
Saturday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 07-07-07
The McCann’s public collection - SOL 7.7.07
Rugby World Champions Support Efforts To Find Madeleine - Portugal News 07-07-07
It’s Not Too Late To Give Her Back, Says Kate McCann - Portugal News 07-07-07
Maddie Conman in £1.4m Fraud - The Sun 07-07-07
Maddie 'Hoaxer' Held - Daily Mirror 07-07-07
Maddy Parents Hit by New Extortion Plot - Daily Express 07-07-07
£1.3M Maddie scam busted - Daily Star 07-07-07
Madeleine's parents hit by £1.4m hoax - Daily Mail 07-07-07
McCann outrage over £1.35m extortion attempt - Guardian 07-07-07
Man arrested over false Madeleine claims - Telegraph 07-07-07
Police make arrest over £1.3m Madeleine hoax - Times 07-07-07
Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to defraud parents of missing girl - Independent
McCanns' 'Distress' At Fraud Bid - BBC 07-07-07
Nearly £1m Raised For Madeleine Fund - Sky 07-07-07
Police Still Trying To Free Kidnap Girl - Sky 07-07-07
Madeleine fraudster demanded £1.35m - Leicester Mercuiry 07-07-07
Maddy's family blast £1.35m extortion bid - Yorkshire Post 07-07-07
Man Held In Holland Over £2m Madeleine Hoax - The Scotsman 07-07-07
Another Man Is Held Over Madeleine Fraud Claims - Herald Scotland 07-07-07
Madeleine McCann - Manx Independent 07-07-07
Another reported sighting of Madeleine in Marsa - MaltaMedia 07-07-07
 

 KMC's Diary :
We had breakfast and got the children ready as usual. At 10.30 the four of us went to the Algarve Shopping Centre.
The plan was to buy sandals and some other things for the children. However the journey was a disaster. We had to stop three times on the way there, since Sean and Amelie were crying alternately.
I began to feel that it had been a wasted day, even though Sean and Amelie had some good goes in Noddy's car and Popeye's boat. The return journey was slightly more bearable.
I had a "moment" while we were having lunch. I saw a woman who looked pregnant and I began to think about when I was pregnant with Sean and Amelie. And then it hit me. (Kate then remembers a touching scene from the past.) Madeleine was coming to visit us later that evening, the look of wonder on her face, and afterwards she got in beside me in bed. She was and is so adorable—a real jewel, a real gift. And I painfully miss her.
At around 18.00 went to church. It was good... there was nobody else there. Later Gerry turned up and joined me and we went down as far as the rocks on the beach and talked a little about Madeleine. But I began to feel slightly pessimistic and fearful. Please, my God, prove to us that we are not wrong. But I was feeling worse. Please, my God, let this have a happy ending.
I have been thinking a lot about you today, Madeleine. I am so worried and frightened for you. I can only hope that God has you in his hands and brings you back to us soon. Please, my God, help us, help Madeleine.
We love her and we need her so much, and she loves us and needs us. Please, please, please make it so that we have some good news soon. Good night darling. I love you. (I can hardly wait to say "See you tomorrow.") XXXXXXXXXXXX
GMC's Blog :  
Day 65 - 07/07/2007 - Saturday
Quiet family day.


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Sunday Express & Daily Star Sunday inside pages - 08-07-07
PJ abandons all international clues of Maddie - Diario de Noticias 08-07-07
McCanns' distress at extortion attempt - Algarve Resident 08-07-07
Summer Fun - evertonfc.com 08-07-07
Do you know where your children are?; Parenting in an age of paranoia - Ottawa Citizen

GMC's Blog :
Day 66 - 08/07/2007 - Sunday

A small event took place in Porto, in the north of Portugal, today to remember missing children. It was at a large schools end of year musical and the children and staff released balloons.
It is good that local communities are staging events like this and we thank them for remembering Madeleine.
We were glad to hear the young British girl kidnapped in Nigeria was returned safely today.


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Monday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 09-07-07
Madeleine: Inspectors postpone holidays PJ investigates without rest - Correio da Manha
Brown Thanks Maddie Cops - The Sun 09-07-07
Hope for Maddie Parents - The Sun 09-07-07
Sorry is Not Right Word, by Tony Parsons - Daily Mirror 09-07-07
Madeleine - Daily Express 09-07-07
Maddie Brit in new probe - Daily Star 09-07-07
Hunt for Madeleine: Brown pledges to 'do everything in our power' to find her - Daily Mail
Brown raises Madeleine concerns with Portugal - Times Online 09-07-07
PM Thanks Portugal Over Madeleine - BBC 09-07-07
Madeleine Cash Theft Woman Jailed - BBC 09-07-07
Madeleine: Brown Gives Thanks To Portugal - Sky 09-07-07
Madeleine Fund Fraudster Put Behind Bars - Sky 09-07-07
McCann fund 'to top £1m' - Leicester Mercury 09-07-07
Brown In Talks On Madeleine - The Scotsman 09-07-07
Woman jailed for false collection for Madeleine - Irish Independent 09-07-07
Brownthanked the Portuguese authorities for their efforts  - politics.co.uk 09-07-07
 
GMC's Blog :  
Day 67 - 09/07/2007 - Monday
No major news today but it was heartening to see both the British and Portuguese Prime Ministers, Gordon Brown and Jose Socrates, publicly pledge they would continue to do everything to help find Madeleine.

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Judiciária hears Robert Murat again - Correio da Manha 10-07-07
Robert Murat is heard again - SIC 10-07-07
Exclusive: TV man's sick jibe at Maddie parents - The Sun 09-07-07
Murat back for questioning - The Sun 10-07-07
Maddie PM talks - The Sun 10-07-07
Madeleine Suspect Murat Quizzed Again - Daily Mirror 10-07-07
90 days for Madeleine fund scam - Daily Express 10-07-07
Gord in Maddie tribute - Daily Star 10-07-07
Police question Briton again over missing Madeleine - guardian.co.uk 10-07-07
Fake Madeleine fundraiser imprisoned for 90 days - Guardian 10-07-07
Madeleine McCann suspect questioned again - Telegraph 10-07-07
Keep a constant eye on your children with GPS - Telegraph 10-07-07
Madeleine suspect quizzed again by police - Independent 10-07-07
Madeleine Suspect Re-Questioned - BBC 10-07-07
Murat 'Happy' To Speak To Police - Sky 10-07-07
Madeleine: suspect Murat quizzed again - ITN 10-07-07
Police quiz Madeleine suspect again - Metro 10-07-07
Maddy 'suspect' quizzed again - Metro 10-07-07
Breaking news: Madeleine suspect is quizzed by detectives - Leicester Mercury 10-07-07
Hospitals unite to boost appeal - Leicester Mercury 10-07-07
Woman jailed over Madeleine cash con - Yorkshire Post 10-07-07
Missing Maddie suspect re-interviewed - Eastern Daily Press (Norfolk) 10-07-07
Maddie suspect is quizzed again - Evening Times (Scotland) 10-07-07
Suspect being re-questioned over Madeleine's disappearance - Irish Independent 10-07-07
Madeleine Police Cancel Summer Holidays - Fox News 10-07-07
Portugal police release Madeleine suspect - IOL 10-07-07
Gordon Brown Raises Concerns Over Madeleine - Christian Today 10-07-07


GMC's Blog :    
Day 68 - 10/07/2007 - Tuesday

Kate and I both managed early morning runs today- it is definitely the time of day to it with the high temperatures in the middle of summer. Getting some aerobic exercise certainly helps us feel better physically and psychologically which helps maintain our positive attitude.
The investigation into Madelienes disapperance remains very active and we note that the Portuguese police are conducting a series of interviews today and tomorrow.

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Wednesday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 11-07-07
Murat and 3 McCann friends confronted - SOL 11.7.07
English friends of the McCann couple to be heard again by PJ - Jornal de Noticias 11-07-07
Interrogation continues today - PJ looks for Murat’s contradictions - Correio da Manha
Robert Murat freed as police review all leads - SIC 11-07-07
Murat in quiz no2 - The Sun 11-07-07
Maddie Suspect is Grilled Again - The Sun 11-07-07
More Quizzed Over Maddie - The Sun 11-07-07
Murat: I'm Still A Suspect - Daily Mirror 11-07-07
McCann Friends Quizzed By Police - Daily Express 11-07-07
Madeleine Suspect Quizzed for Ten Hours - Daily Express 11-07-07
Police question man again in hunt for Madeleine - Guardian 11-07-07
Madeleine suspect questioned again - guardian.co.uk 11-07-07
Madeleine McCann suspect quizzed again - Telegraph 11.07.2007
McCanns' friends questioned by police - Telegraph 11-07-07
Friends of McCanns questioned again by police - Times 11-07-07
Madeleine suspect called back in by police - Times 11-07-07
Madeleine Re-Interview Continues - BBC 11-07-07
Madeleine Suspect Quizzed For Eight Hours - Sky 11-07-07
More Arrests Expected Over Missing Madeleine - Sky 11-07-07
Police Quiz Madeleine Suspect - Sky 11-07-07
McCann Friends 'Will Do All They Can' - Sky 11-07-07
Madeleine Police Cancel Summer Holidays - Sky 11-07-07
Madeleine suspect questioned again - ITN 11-07-07
Maddy suspect released - Leicester Mercury 11-07-07
Maddie suspect quizzed - Liverpool Daily Post 11-07-07
Madeleine suspect called in to face more police questions - Yorkshire Post 11-07-07
Madeleine: Norfolk man interviewed again - Eastern Daily Press (Norfolk) 11-07-07
Maddie suspect quizzed again - Eastern Daily Press (Norfolk) 11-07-07
Police Talk To Madeleine Suspect Again - The Scotsman 11-07-07
Police Interview Friends Of Madeleine McCann's Parents - Herald Scotland 11-07-07
Portuguese Police question man about Madeleine for 4th time - Irish Independent 11-07-07
Madeleine: More people questioned - IOL 11-07-07
GMC's Blog :   
Day 69 - 11/07/2007 - Wednesday

This morning got off to a bad start when we were called, even before the twins were awake, by a reputable press agency saying that a body had been found and asking if it was true. It is very disappointing that this person did not check out the source of this rumour before contacting our representatives. Such calls and rumours are distressing even though we know if it does not come through an official source not to place much emphasis on it.
The Portuguese police interviewed three of our friends again today, to clarify points in their initial statements. As most of you will know, there is a lot of misleading information being published, both in the press and on the internet, about the events leading up to Madeleine's disappearance and the criminal investigation. We would like to give more information, especially about inaccurate and hurtful reports, but cannot for fear of prejudicing any subsequent court proceedings. The Portuguese police have made it clear to us that all witnesses should not divulge or discuss the information they have provided. Kate and I are, of course not party to all of the information coming into the inquiry for sound operational reasons.
Similarly a lot of people have asked to learn more about Madeleines likes and dislikes.
This is information which we have been advised not to distribute publicly because of the risk of it being used in potential extortion attempts. The arrests recently in The Netherlands and Spain show that such information could be used negatively in the wrong hands. 
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Thursday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 12-07-07
Interrogated for 15 hours - Confrontation to clarify doubts - Correio da Manha 12-07-07
Fundraiser jailed - Algarve Resident 12-07-07
Friends of the McCanns help PJ - Algarve Resident 12-07-07
Donations update - Algarve Resident 12-07-07
Maddie ID Parade Speculation - The Sun 12-07-07
McCann Friends Quizzed - Daily Mirror 12-07-07
Madeleine's Family Friends Quizzed - Daily Express 12-07-07
Maddie: 3 more in police quiz - Daily Star 12-07-07
McCann friends talk to Portuguese police - Times 12-07-07
New tactic in Madeleine campaign - BBC 12-07-07
Madeleine's Parents In For The Long Haul - Sky 12-07-07
McCanns Left Shocked As Police Find Body - Sky 12-07-07
Toys go to needy children [+ Tapas 3 return to Portugal vs Robert M- Leicester Mercury
Don’t ignore youngsters - Liverpool Echo 12-07-07
Tickets for Maddy charity concert on sale now - Melton (Mowbray) Times 12-07-07
Friends vow to help find missing Maddy - Yorkshire Post 12-07-07
Chance not to be missed - Worthing Herald 12-07-07
McCann Friends Interviewed - The Scotsman 12-07-07
‘It’s not too late to give her back’ The McCanns - Euro Weekly News 12-07-07
England Rugby team in the Algarve supporting the McCanns - Euro Weekly News 12-07-07

KMC's Diary : 
I hate the person who took my Madeleine—the same one who has caused all this trouble, who made us feel worthless and mistrustful and mainly who has frightened my beautiful Madeleine. I will never forgive that person/those people for this. Never.
Today I washed the Cuddle Cat.
I was hoping not to have to do it until Madeleine returns, but it was now quite dirty and smelly, unfortunately without the smell of Madeleine on it. XX



GMC's Blog :    
Day 70 - 12/07/2007 - Thursday

It is ten weeks since Madeleine was abducted and every day has been incredibly hard for our family. No child should be separated from their family in such circumstances. The overwhelming messages of support, thoughts and prayers really help us stay strong. Somebody, somewhere knows where Madeleine is and it may take a single phone call for her to be found. We will not give up searching for her.
I came to London today to meet with the British police and will go to the Child Exploitaion and Online Protection Centre tomorrow to learn more about their role. As I have said previously we want to work closely with the police and child welfare organisations to help us keep awareness of Madeleines and other childrens disappearance high.
I was also invited to attend the National Police Federation Annual Bravery awards tonight. The work of the police is often taken for granted until you really need them. It was a humbling experience to see and meet so many officers who have shown such outstanding bravery in the line of duty and protecting us all.
It was a fantastic opportunity to thank officers from all over the country who have been involved with the investigation to find Madeleine. The vast majority of those that I managed to speak to are, like us, very optimistic that we will find Madeleine safe and well.

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No clues against Murat - SOL 13.7.07
Maddie Friends Confront Murat - The Sun 13-07-07
Madeleine Showdown - Daily Mirror 13.07.2007
Madeleine: Mum's friends face to face with suspect - Daily Express 13-07-07
Hunt for Madeleine: family friends confront prime suspect  - Standing Ovation Daily Mail 
McCann friends confront Madeleine suspect - Guardian 13.07.2007
Madeleine McCann friends confront suspect - Telegraph 13-07-07
Madeleine's Father Cheered By Police - Sky 13.07.2007
Friends In Showdown Over Madeleine - Sky 13-07-07
McCann Friends Confront Chief Suspect - Channel 4 13-07-07
McCann friends confront chief suspect - ITN 13-07-07
McCann family friends meet suspect - Metro 13-07-07
Standing ovation as madeleine's dad thanks police - Leicester Mercury 13-07-07
Maddie's dad in tears as he thanks police - Evening Times (Scotland) 13-07-07
Police probe discrepancies in statements - Irish Independent 13.07.2007
 

GMC's Blog :     
Day 71 - 13/07/2007 - Friday

Spent a large part of the day at the Child Exploitation and Online Protecetion (CEOP) headquarters in London. The work they are doing in the prevention and detection of child exploitation is fantastic and I have no doubt they are world leaders in many aspects of their work.
The statistics of child abduction in the UK, both attempted and sucessful cases, are stagggering with over 1000 reported cases in 2003/4 and the figures show a year on year increase. The scale of the problem is much larger than Kate and I ever imagined and worryingly there does not appear to be reliable statistics for many countries in Europe. Clearly a lot of work has to be done to tackle this growing problem.
Kate and I believe that someone, somewhere knows something
about Madleines abduction.
The events of recent weeks and the high profile of Madeleine reassure us that when the key piece of information comes in, to any law enforcement agnecy, it will be treated seriously and fed into the inquiry quiickly and actioned.

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Saturday: Daily Express & Daily Star inside pages - 14-07-07
Police Keep Madeleine Profile High - Portugal News 14-07-07
EU Grabs Algarve Police - Portugal News 14-07-07
Maddie Dad Gets Tips from Cops - The Sun 14-07-07
McCann Family In New Plea - Daily Mirror 14-07-07
EUR44k fund for Maddy - Irish Daily Mirror 14-07-07
Maddie witness stories do not add up say cops - Daily Star 14-07-07
Madeleine Friends In Holiday Campaign - Sky 14-07-07
Madeleine travel tags to raise awareness abroad - Leicester Mercury 14-07-07
Musician plays Maddie benefit - Craven Herald 14-07-07
Madeleine McCann's Father Meets Abduction Case Experts - The Scotsman 14-07-07
Author Calls For Checks To Beat Child Trafficking - Herald Scotland 14-07-07
Pupils reach out to missing Madeleine - Fife Today 14-07-07
Father of MMC, Gerry McCann: "Someone Knows Something" - National Ledger 14-07-07
Madeleine's Dad Thanks Police - Christian Today 14-07-07


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Day 72 - 14/07/2007 - Saturday

Kate, the twins and myself attended a family baptism today in Yorkshire where we stood as Godparents. At the end of the short service, which was lovely, prayers were said for Madeleine. It is the first time Kate has been to the UK since Madeleine disappeared but we wanted to support our family the same way they have supported us over the last ten weeks and it was great to see so many family members together. We have also taken a huge amount of strength from our faith and of course the messages of support and prayers for Madeleine from people of all faiths around the world.

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Sunday Express & Daily Star Sunday inside pages - 15-07-07
I know where to find missing Madeleine - Sunday Mirror 15-07-07
Shame on Alex the rant, by Anna Smith - Sunday Mirror 15-07-07
Maddy? I Don't Care - Sunday Express 15-07-07
Murat's Maddie anger - Daily Star Sunday 15-07-07
Maddie rage - Daily Star Sunday 15-07-07
Madeleine Suspect 'May Be Quizzed Again' - Sky 15-07-07
McCanns Return After Family Reunion Heartbreak - Sky 15-07-07
On the Spot: Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People - The Scotsman

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Day 73 - 15/07/2007 - Sunday

Travelled back to Portugal today on an early morning flight. It was heartening to see various posters of Madeleine up at all the
check-in desks especially with the busy holiday season underway.
The flight itself was quiet for Kate and I as the twins fell asleep shortly after take-off. My mum and sister have also come out to for a few days so we managed to see a lot of family this weekend