Scarborough taxi driver Martin Bell is sentenced to 12 years in prison for the manslaughter of Gemma Simpson who vanished in Leeds in 2000
Hull City owner, Dr Assem Allam has donated £1.4 million to bring patient treatment in Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust into the robotic age.
Allam and his family have pledged the funds to buy surgical equipment that will make it possible for surgeons to perform complex operations through tiny incisions with a robot nicknamed, The 'Da Vinci'.
The robot replicates the range of movements of a surgeon’s hand, but unlike open surgery, the robot does this through tiny holes, reducing the pain and blood loss caused by open surgery.
The new equipment is planned to be brought into use in the summer of 2015 once the system and supporting equipment has been installed and the clinical team has completed the necessary training.
Dr Allam said:
A taxi driver who admitted killing a woman in a "frenzied" attack with a hammer and a knife before sawing her legs off and burying her at a beauty spot has been told he must serve a minimum of 12 years in prison.
Martin Bell 45, said God had told him to kill 23-year-old Gemma Simpson when she was at his flat in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, 14 years ago in May 2000.
Bell pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility when he appeared at Leeds Crown Court earlier this week.
Today, Judge Peter Collier QC gave him a life sentence and ordered him to serve a minimum of 12 years.
Judge Collier said: "The killing of Gemma Simpson was brutal. Your treatment of her body after death was dreadful.
"But your culpability was considerably diminished by your mental illness."
A taxi driver is to be sentenced for killing a 23-year-old woman.
Martin Bell, 45, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Gemma Simpson at his flat in Harrogate in 2000 with a hammer and a knife before putting her in a bath, chopping her legs off and burying her at a beauty spot.
Former X-factor contestent, Olly Murs has announced that he will be playing the First Direct Arena in Leeds next April.
Tickets go on sale for the April 20th date tomorrow morning.
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The ambulance service refute the claims and say their focus is to ensure that we continue to deliver a high quality service to their patients.
Council bosses in East Yorkshire are reminding people to ensure they catch only licensed taxis ahead of Mad Friday.
Tonight will see many workers finishing for the Christmas break and heading for a night-out.