Though searching the archives for something else,I stumbled upon this old, this... hard to describe it really. Let me describe thus. It is an extraordinary read, truly remarkable. As obvious as it is extraordinary, and as transparent as it is remarkable, this is one piece of agenda driven scribbling as you are likely to find anywhere.
Maddy was alive when taken
Lori Campbell In Praia Da Luz, sundaymirror.co.uk 12/08/2007
MADELEINE: 100 DAYS OF HELL
Missing Madeleine McCann's favourite pink Cuddle Cat toy was taken from her arms as she slept and placed beyond her reach by her kidnapper. That is why police are certain Madeleine was snatched while she was asleep - and was NOT killed or injured in the holiday apartment.
When her mum Kate, 38, tucked Madeleine into bed, the four-year-old was cuddling the toy - but it was later found placed on a ledge that Madeleine could not have reached.
There is also further "concrete evidence" that Madeleine was still ALIVE when she left the holiday apartment. Her kidnapper had a window of just five minutes to strike - from when dad Gerry last checked on the children until family friend Jane Tanner saw a man carrying away a child she is sure was Madeleine wrapped in a blanket.
The new revelations rubbish reports in Portuguese newspapers this week that she was murdered or died in an accident inside the villa. And they come as local police Chief Inspector Olegario Sousa ruled Gerry and Kate out of the inquiry - and admitted for the first time Madeleine could be dead.
Now, the Sunday Mirror can give a true picture of what happened when Kate found her daughter missing. We can reveal:
Police have specific evidence from the apartment that she was still alive
Madeleine was kidnapped as the toy she had fallen asleep with was left on a ledge placed too high for a child to reach
There was a window of less than five minutes for a kidnapper to pounce - not enough time to kill her and clean up
Police do not believe blood found in the apartment was Madeleine's as it was not consistent with signs of a struggle
The patio doors were unlocked but the intruder used the window to escape with Madeleine as the shutters were forced up.
We can also reveal that devastated Kate was reduced to tears several times by the aggressive questioning of Portuguese police this week. And yesterday the parents were hit by further cruel claims in Portuguese papers linking them to Madeleine's disappearance on May 3.
But our dramatic information confirms Madeleine was most likely to have been abducted by a stranger who had watched the family's routine for up to four days.
And it shows Portuguese police from the beginning have had firm evidence Madeleine was still alive when she was taken from the ground-floor apartment.
The McCanns were told in a secret meeting with police within days of Madeleine going missing what this evidence is. They have been unable to discuss it publicly in case it jeopardises the investigation - and have even been banned from telling close friends or family.
Kate has refused to say where she found the Cuddle Cat toy when she returned to the villa in Praia da Luz at about 10pm to find her daughter's bed empty. Sunday Mirror
Isn't that nice, a wonderful piece of journalism if ever there was?
If good for nothing else, it was good for a little inspiration, something that is becoming harder to find by day. However a little creativity came to the fore and resulted in me producing this small gallery. I might have been inclined to offer you more, but it was extremely tiresome to create, every individual letter being a separate image. No matter, have at it.
Every time it rains it rains
Pennies from heaven.
Don't you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven.
And sure didn't I get myself a penny from heaven when looking for a pic of bollocks to accompany this one of Patricia Ramsey displaying her faux grief and theatrics. And my penny from heaven? and I swear I haven't "shopped" this screen shot from the Daylife site, my penny then, below.
Nigel Moore has lots on this sorry saga.