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Charity collector raises £300k and keeps it for himself

A man who was falsely collecting donations outside a number of locations across the south has pleaded guilty to defrauding Wiltshire-based Help for Heroes charity.

Chris Copeland has been told to expect a long prison sentence for duping the public and for making profit out of the charity.

We spoke to DCI Mike Robison outside the court - who said another charity collector alerted the police of the illegitimate goings-on.

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Row to Recovery team in training

A team of rowers including armed forces Captain Mark Jenkins from Brighton are preparing for one of the toughest races in the world. Joining him will be Trooper Cayle Royce and Corporal Scott Blaney who were both injured during service in Afghanistan.

The Row to Recovery team will begin the gruelling journey across the Atlantic in December, raising money for Help for Heroes.

Prince Harry & Prince William to visit Help for Heroes

Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge recently visited the set of the Harry Potter films
Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge recently visited the set of the Harry Potter films Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will visit Tedworth House in Tidworth later as they offically open the new Help for Heroes Recovery Centre.

The Princes will meet injured service personnel, veterans and their families.

Prince Harry recently announced he would travel to the South Pole with wounded servicemen to raise funds for veterans' charities.

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Pedal Power!

Mammoth cycle ride
Cyclists compete in race Credit: Help for Heroes

270 cyclists have made their final ride along the promenade in Dunkirk to complete the 350 mile "Help for Heroes Bike Ride". They've raised more than £400,000, every penny of which will go towards helping wounded service personnel. 6 wounded soldiers from Britain cycled the route on hand bikes.

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