Conman 'stole lives' of French aristocrats
Members of a French aristocratic family have described how they were brainwashed by a conman, held a virtual prisoners in Oxford and now live in social housing after losing their chateau.
Christine and Charles-Henri de Vedrines were conned out of millions of euros after falling under the "hypnotic powers" of Thierry Tilly.
He was jailed for eight years for false imprisonment and abusing the weakness of psychologically vulnerable persons at a trial in Bordeaux in November.
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Rene Mouchotte: Battle of Britain hero puzzle
René Mouchotte was a Spitfire ace who was killed in battle at the age of 29.
Jan Leeming uncovers fresh revelations about the pilot's death and follows his remarkable story.
Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.
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