Houghton on the Hill /ˈhoʊtən/ is a village lying six miles to the east of Leicester in the East Midlands in England.
An entry for Houghton on the Hill is recorded in the Domesday Book.
In Dec 2007, the village made national news headlines, and was dubbed "the village of the scammed" when a large number of fraudulent credit card charges in the Far East were linked to the JET filling station.
In Aug 2008, Sri-Lankan born cashier, Abdul Samad Mohamed Raik, was jailed for two years and nine months after admitting to the charge of obtaining property by deception. A total of £175,000 was stolen in the scam, which affected almost every house in the village.
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Famous quotes containing the words hill and/or houghton:
“The fact that Romans once inhabited her reflects no little dignity on Nature herself; that from some particular hill the Roman once looked out on the sea.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“It seemed like this was one big Prozac nation, one big mess of malaise. Perhaps the next time half a million people gather for a protest march on the White House green it will not be for abortion rights or gay liberation, but because were all so bummed out.”
—Elizabeth Wurtzel, U.S. author. Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America, p. 298, Houghton Mifflin (1994)