A treasure hunter struck gold in a muddy Hertfordshire field. He found a stash of Roman coins in the field near St Albans. They have just gone on public display.
While the rest of us can now appreciate them for their historical and aesthetic value, the man who discovered them will soon be enjoying their financial value, sharing in thousands and thousands of pounds.
"The Cemetery Information & Regulations state that a garden area not exceeding 3' wide and 1' deep is allowed in f ront of the headstone. In the recent past this rule has not been enforced and many people now have more of the grave personalised in a variety of ways. We understand why people wish to have a larger area and we have carried out an exercise to measure all of the areas which exceed 1' and feel if we now put a limit of 4' 6" on graves in section B, the majority of graves will be able to remain unchanged but still allow the cemetery to be maintained to the high standards expected."
Police appeal for witnesses after alleged robbery in St Albans
Police are appealing for witnesses following an alleged robbery in St Albans city centre in the early hours of Tuesday 11th September.
The victim, a 24-year-old man from St Albans, was walking along St Peters Street between 1am and 1.30am when two males asked him for the time.
The offenders then followed him for a short while before allegedly pushing him into a bush between the Grange Street and Chime Square turnings and spraying him with what appeared to be pepper spray.
It is believed they then took his mobile phone and wallet. The offenders then made off up Hall Place Gardens. The victim suffered slight injuries. The offenders are described as two white males, of slim build, aged between 14 and 18 years old and spoke with local accents.
Police release images after St Albans charity box theft
Police investigating the theft of a charity box in St Albans have issued a photo of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the offence.
The offender used a knife to cut the string that was securing the box to the counter in Reddies on Catherine Street at 2.40pm on 28th August.
The box was then removed by the offender who left the shop and made off in an unknown direction.
Police believe the two people pictured may have seen the incident or be able to help police with their enquiries.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference F1/12/2772. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.