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Erica Hart, who uses a drone with a thermal imaging camera to find lost dogs, with fabulous results. In the past six years she has helped reunite 200 families with roaming pooches, and says that every time she finds one, it feels “like winning the lottery”.


Inigo Philbrick, an international art dealer who made £65m selling the same artworks to multiple investors. The Connecticut-born fraudster – who has a baby with Made in Chelsea star Victoria Baker-Harber – faces up to 20 years in prison. When the judge asked why he did it, Philbrick replied: “For the money, your honour.”

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Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, who are going ahead with a Harry Potter 20th anniversary TV special without creator JK Rowling – she hasn’t been invited following a backlash about her views on transgender issues. It’s a bit rich, says Sarah Ditum in the Telegraph. None of them would have a career if it weren’t for her. Grint is the least terrible actor, being “merely poor”, but Radcliffe and Watson “actively suck the life out of everything they’re in”.


Christmas tree needles, which we should all be eating over the festive season, says nutritionist Holly Zoccolan. They’re packed with essential oils, as well as vitamins A and C. You could add some to your cooking, she told the Daily Star, or “drink pine needle tea” to keep coughs and colds at bay.


Dr Giovanni Miniello, 68, an Italian gynaecologist who has been “curing” patients with HPV infections by having sex with them. Referring to his penis as the “magic flute”, he convinced patients he could “decontaminate” them. Despite all the fuss, Miniello continues to defend his methods.

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