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Today's football results Credit: Press Association

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Hull City v Swansea City

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Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City

Wigan Athletic v Rotherham United

Nottingham Forest v Leeds (KO at 17:15)

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Barnsley v Leyton Orient

Bradford v Scunthorpe

Gillingham v Chesterfield

Sheffield United v Walsall

Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers

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Bury v York City

Wimbledon v Mansfield Town

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Today's football fixtures

Today's football fixtures Credit: Press Association

Premier League - Click here for updates

Hull City v Swansea City

Championship - Click here for updates

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham

Wigan Athletic v Rotherham United

Nottingham Forest v Leeds United (kick off 5.15pm)

League One - Click here for updates

Barnsley v Leyton Orient

Bradford City v Scunthorpe United

Gillingham v Chesterfield

Sheffield United v Walsall

Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers

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Bury v York City

Wimbledon v Mansfield Town

Yorkshire duo make England World Cup squad

Yorkshire's Gary Ballance and Joe Root have both been named in England's ICC 2015 World Cup squad.

Gary Ballance (centre) and Joe Root (right) have both been included in England's World Cup squad Credit: Press Association

Ballance replaces Alistair Cook in the 15-man squad, who has been dropped as captain in favour of Eoin Morgan.

Ballance is one of three changes to the squad that suffered a recent 5-2 series defeat in Sri Lanka.

Yorkshire's Jack Brooks, Liam Plunkett, Tim Bresnan, Adil Rashid and Jonny Bairstow, who were all named in England's preliminary 30-man squad, have not been selected.

Emergency services on 'Mad Friday' alert

Emergency services are bracing themselves for one of the busiest nights of the year as thousands of revellers are out across the region on what's become known as 'Mad Friday'.

Bars and clubs can expect to do a roaring trade - last year sales were up more than 100% on a typical Friday night.

But police and medical staff know they will be equally busy - and they're urging people to stay safe and drink responsibly. Michael Billington reports,

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CPS: "Gemma’s family have endured unimaginable torment"

Shaun Sigamoney, Senior Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said:

Martin Bell committed a dreadful crime. After killing Gemma, he compounded this by burying her body at Brimham Rocks, where it lay undiscovered for 14 years.

Gemma’s family have endured unimaginable torment in the years that followed. Martin Bell has now pleaded guilty to Gemma’s manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, and has been sentenced to life, with a minimum term of 12 years.

Our thoughts remain with them and I hope the fact that her killer has now admitted what he has done and will now be serving a prison sentence for his appalling crime, is of some comfort to them.

– Shaun Sigamoney, CPS

Family: Chill in our hearts became perpetual during Gemma's disappearance

Gemma Simpson's family issued a statement through West Yorkshire Police which said:

Gemma was a young woman in the prime of her life who raised a smile and lit up every room she entered.

Her family will never come to terms with the loss of Gemma. We are victims as well.

There is no sentence which can be imposed which will reduce the pain and suffering Martin Bell has caused Gemma's family during the past 14 years, whilst all the time he was leading a normal life.

He left us in limbo for each one of those years. A total of nearly 5,000 days of pain in which we worried constantly for Gemma and her wellbeing. That chill in our hearts became an integral, perpetual part of our lives and the knowledge that Bell could watch all of our and the police's efforts to find her while going on with his own affairs for so long quite simply beggars belief.

While we now know what happened to our daughter, there is a shadow on our lives which will never be lifted and Bell is the cause of that.

Our beautiful Gemma was a bright shining light in our world. A light which Martin Bell extinguished.

– Gemma Simpson's family

Gemma Simpson's father 'disgusted' by killer's sentence

Speaking outside court, Miss Simpson's father, Glenn, said he was "disgusted" by the sentence but did not blame the judge.

Gemma Simpson disappeared in 2000

He said he believed Bell has manipulated the legal system and said he hoped he would "rot".

Judge Collier earlier told the court it was a difficult and unique sentencing exercise as he had to consider the law as it was 14 years ago and, also, the fact that Bell is not currently showing the psychotic illness he was suffering from at the time.

Martin Bell was sentenced today for Gemma's killing Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The judge also noted he has not committed any acts of serious violence since he murdered Miss Simpson.

Mr Simpson said: "He (Bell) brutally murdered Gemma - our Gemma - and left her buried in the ground for 14 years.

"We served that 14 years. He has 11 to serve. We believe he has manipulated the system."

Mr Simpson, who was comforted by his daughter Naomi Carrick, said: "All we can say now is we hope he rots."

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