People in West Bridgford in Nottingham have been giving their reaction to the allowances paid to councillors.
Nottinghamshire County Council has been named as having the highest allowances of any English County Council.
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The court heard Peter George Bell diverted funds from the company client account to finance a lavish lifestyle.
The shoes date back to 1690 and are thought to be worth hundreds of pounds.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the assault was reported earlier this month.