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Captured on camera: surprise proposal at pregnancy scan

Staff at a midwifery and scanning clinic got involved in a plot to surprise a pregnant mum-to-be with a marriage proposal.

The baby's father asked staff to write the question on the screen as they showed a picture of the baby, and he whipped out a ring. Thankfully, she said 'yes'.

It was captured on camera by staff at the clinic which has branches in both Leamington Spa and Hinckley. It has had nearly 40,000 views.

Video credit: Donna Grant, Tummy 2 Mummy Midwifery Services


Pitches at former Hinckley Utd ground secured

A campaign was launched to secure the pitches for community use Credit: ITV News Central

Training pitches at the former Hinckley United football ground have been secured for the local community, following a campaign by people in the town.

A bid by a consortium made up of businesses and schools has been accepted by auctioneers.

The bid was backed by the borough council.

Exclusion zone after Hinckley sub-station 'explosion'

People say they heard a loud bang at around 3:15pm this afternoon Credit: ITV News Central

Firefighters have been called to a fire at an electricity sub-station in Hinckley.

It's reported people living nearby heard a loud bang before a plume of smoke rose into the air this afternoon at Middlefield Lane.

There is currently a 200 metre cordon in place while firefighters wait for the electricity board to isolate electrics.

Hinckley councillor asks County Council to scrap Santa's sleigh parking ticket

A Hinckley councillor has asked Leicestershire County Council to scrap a parking ticket given to Santa's sleigh.

Chris Uttley was towing the sleigh when he got the ticket Credit: BPM Media

Volunteer Chris Uttley was towing the Hinckley Round Table sleigh when he stopped on zig-zag lines.

He said he only stopped for 30 seconds, but was given the £35 fine by a 'smug' traffic warden.

A Leicestershire County Council spokesperson had said they were reviewing the ticket.

But Michael Mullaney, who is the county councillor for Hinckley, has called for the ticket to be scrapped.


Armed robbery of tills at Asda store in Leicestershire

Asda supermarket in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Credit: Google street view

Police were called to an Asda supermarket in Hinckley, Leicestershire after burglars managed to get away with cash from the self-service checkout tills.

Three men entered the store at around 12.32am this morning whilst it was closed to the public.

They used crow bars to open the tills but no one was threatened or injured in the robbery.

The suspects were wearing face coverings and it is believed they left the store and made off in a vehicle.

We are carrying out house to house enquiries and studying CCTV from the immediate area.

If anyone witnessed the incident or saw three men entering or leaving the store they are urged to contact the police immediately.

– Detective Constable, Gemma Ashmore

Police appeal after woman punched in face at pub

The Duke of Rutland Pub in Hinckley where the attack took place Credit: Google Street View

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in the face at a pub in Hinckley in Leicestershire.

The 41-year-old victim fell to the ground after the assault at the Duke of Rutland Pub at 8:00pm on Tuesday August 19, while she was waiting to be served at the bar .

She was treated in hospital for hand and nose injuries along with bruising to her face and eyes.

Officers have described the suspect as a white woman, aged between 35 and 40 years of age with shoulder length dark brown hair. She was wearing a dress and jacket.

PC Graeme Smith, who is investigating the incident, said:

“This was a nasty assault on a woman in the Duke of Rutland pub.

“There were other people in the pub at the time of the incident so if you witnessed it or know who was responsible, we would like to speak to you.”

– PC Graeme Smith, Leicestershire Police

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Leicestershire Police on the 101 number or call Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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