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Judge: Cornick sentence 'entirely the right decision'

An attempt by the teenage killer of Ann Maguire to reduce his 20 year jail sentence has failed after his legal team brought the case to the Appeal Court.

Will Cornick was 15-years-old when he stabbed the teacher to death in a Spanish class at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds last April.

Today a panel headed by the country's most senior judge rejected the appeal - saying the sentence was "entirely the right decision".

Martin Fisher reports:

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Sheffield centre for blind veterans celebrates tenth anniversary

It was a charity set up to help soldiers blinded during the First World War and today it supports thousands of ex-servicemen and women suffering from sight loss.

Blind Veterans UK has three major centres in the UK - including Sheffield. And former members of the armed forces who're registered blind braved the Arctic weather in the city today to attend a special ceremony to mark the Sheffield centre's tenth anniversary.

David Hirst has been to meet one veteran who says his life has been changed for the better by the help he has received:

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Gray: Deal puts speculation to bed

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has welcomed the news that a Thai businessman has bought the club.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has welcomed the news that a Thai businessman has bought the club. Credit: Press Association

I have been taking questions on the takeover from the media on a weekly basis for some time so it’s nice that the agreement is in place. It means I can concentrate all my efforts on the football. It’s a really positive movement and we can all look forward to the future. I will look forward to sitting down with the new owners and talking about budgets and the football operation now we can put the speculation to bed.

– Stuart Gray

Blunkett: fans owe Milan Mandaric a 'debt of gratitude'

David Blunkett: Lifelong Owls supporter Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Lifelong Sheffield Wednesday supporter David Blunkett says fans owe Milan Mandarica a 'debt of gratitude. Commenting on today's takeover announcement, the former president of the fans’ group Wednesdayite, and MP for Sheffield Brightside &Hillsborough, said:

“I believe we owe Milan Mandarica a debt of gratitude for saving the club from administration, for introducing strong management and financial controls and above all for caring about the fan base, the club and our city.

“I feel sure that he will have impressed on the new owners the nature of the dedicated Wednesday fans, their unwavering commitment and their fortitude.

“I look forward very much to seeing the new leadership of the club invest not merely financially but in time and dedication to our wonderful club and to the essential part that Sheffield Wednesday plays in the life of the city.”

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