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10:02 UK time, Friday, 13 April 2012

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Two women, previously reviled in print, return to the papers for a further dose of notoriety.

The Sun splashes on Karen Matthews, convicted in 2008 of kidnapping her own daughter - and now photographed for the first time since leaving prison.

Matthews - apparently now "slimmer and disguised with a new short hairdo" - is pictured while on a brief visit outside the probation hostel where she is currently staying.

No doubt she will not welcome her return to the tabloid spotlight.

The same cannot be said, however, of another woman who achieved infamy via Fleet Street.

Samantha Brick - the same Samantha Brick who sparked a Twitter hate campaign after declaring in the Daily Mail that other women hated her for being beautiful - returns to the paper.

Ms Brick tells readers that she is "recovering after becoming the subject of a very modern, global witch-hunt".

And how has she achieved this?

The answer is simple: my beloved father, Patrick Brick. Ever since the day I came into this world, my dad, a retired nurse, has showered me with love and affection.

Perhaps she is also comforted by the fact that the Mail pays her to act as a hate figure to readers. No such remuneration for Karen Matthews.

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