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:
“John Anderson my jo, John,
We clamb the hill the gither;
And mony a canty day, John,
Weve had wi ane anither:
Now we maun totter down, John,
And hand in hand well go;
And sleep the gither at the foot,
John Anderson my Jo.”
—Robert Burns (17591796)
“From the beginning, the placement of [Clarence] Thomas on the high court was seen as a political end justifying almost any means. The full story of his confirmation raises questions not only about who lied and why, but, more important, about what happens when politics becomes total war and the truthand those who tell itare merely unfortunate sacrifices on the way to winning.”
—Jane Mayer, U.S. journalist, and Jill Abramson b. 1954, U.S. journalist. Strange Justice, p. 8, Houghton Mifflin (1994)