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Weekend Picks: Hinckley Classic Motor show

Credit: Hinckley Town Centre Partnership

The classic motor show is back in Hinckley this weekend for its annual event.

Last year visitors had the chance to see over 500 classic cars, lorries, bikes, scooters and pre-war tractors lined up in the centre of Hinckley.

It’s a great day out for families, we have bands playing in Market Place and children's entertainment in The Mead – a demonstration of how to take an engine out and other activities, all within easy walking distance."

– Jonathan White and Steve Wegerif, event organisers

Two men to be sentenced for murder of mother-of-two

Two men convicted of murdering a mother-of-two from Coventry will be sentenced today.

Hayley Pointon Credit: ITV News

Hayley Pointon was shot dead on the doorstep of her boyfriend's house in Hinckley in 2013.

Aaron Newman and Aaron Power were convicted of her murder on Friday. They denied killing her.

Aaron Newman and Aaron Power Credit: Leicestershire Police

Another man, Dylan Whitty, who was found guilty of assisting an offender, will be sentenced in September.

Read: Hayley Pointon murder - Timeline of how it happened


Jury out in Hayley Pointon murder trial

The jury in the trial of murdered Hayley Pointon has retired to consider its verdict.

Hayley - a mum-of-two from Coventry - was shot while she was visiting her boyfriend Nigel Barwell at a house in Sunnydale Drive, Hinckley.

Two men deny murder and four others deny charges of assisting an offender.


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.

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