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Hertfordshire woman raises over £35,000 wearing charity shop outfits

Caroline Jones has raised £36,500 by wearing charity shop outfits Credit: Caroline Jones

A woman from Hertfordshire who pledged to wear charity shop outfits for an entire year has reached her fundraising total.

Caroline Jones, 47, from Harpenden in Hertfordshire, began Knickers Model's Own campaign in memory of her mother Mary Benson, who died of breast cancer. Since it started earlier this year, Caroline has raised £36,500 for Cancer Research UK.

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Photo released after shop theft

Police want to speak to these two men Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Hertfordshire Police have released a photo of two men they want to speak to in connection with a theft from a shop in Harpenden.

Money was taken from the till at Co-Op in Southdown Road at just after 5pm on Friday 27th December.

Anyone with information can contact the Harpenden Safer Neighbourhood Team via 101.

The classic car with one very careful owner

The Triumph Herald has clocked just 20 miles since 1961. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Triumph Herald which has clocked just 20 miles since it was first registered in 1961 will be sold at auction later today.

The car has had just one owner and has spent its whole life in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Still sporting its original tax disc, the car is expected to fetch between £12,000 and £15,000 when it goes under the hammer in Wymondham.

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Appeal to find owner of snake

Hertfordshire Police are trying to return a corn snake to its rightful owner.

The snake – which is around 12 inches long and not dangerous – was found in the garden of a property in Masefield Road Harpenden at 9.30 yesterday morning.

If you can help, please contact the Rural Operation Support Team on 101.

Man charged with five burglaries in Harpenden

A man has been charged with five burglaries in Harpenden and has admitted to committing a further 40 across the county.

Dennis Skiller, aged 32 and from Eagle Close in Leighton Buzzard, was arrested on 9 May.

He admitted five burglaries which occurred in Harpenden between May 3 and 5. Having spent time in custody, he admitted a further 40 offences which took place in Berkhamsted, Tring and Harpenden, as well as in Buckinghamshire.

He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court yesterday and was remanded into custody. He is next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on May 29.

'Sniffer bees' used to detect bombs

The 'sniffer bees'

We know that sniffer dogs are used to check airport baggage for explosives, but soon there could be a new weapon in the fight against terrorism... sniffer bees!

Inscentinel, a company based in Harpenden in Hertfordshire, is developing a hand held device which has bees inside it.

It uses their incredible sense of smell to detect explosives and could one day be used in airports.

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