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Maguire killer set to appeal sentence

The teenage killer of teacher Ann Maguire is set to challenge the length of his sentence at the Court of Appeal today.

Will Cornick stabbed Mrs Maguire at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds

Will Cornick stabbed Mrs Maguire to death as she taught a Spanish class at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in April last year.

In November he admitted killing Mrs maguire and was sentenced to a minimum of twenty years behind bars.

Ann Maguire killer to appeal sentence

The schoolboy who stabbed Leeds teacher Ann Maguire to death at Corpus Christi High School will appeal his sentence tomorrow.

Will Cornick was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for killing Ann Maguire

A panel of judges headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas will hear the application on behalf of 16-year-old Will Cornick, who stabbed Mrs Maguire, 61, seven times from behind as she taught a Spanish class at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in April last year.

The appeal relates to the least time Cornick must spend in custody before he is eligible to apply for parole.

Whilst passing his sentence back in November, Mr Justice Coulson warned Cornick, who was 15 at the time, that he might never be released from prison as he passed sentence at Leeds Crown Court.

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Unions call on government to 'Stand up for Steel'

Unions representing the region's steel workers have today launched a campaign urging the government to "Stand up for Steel" and safeguard the livelihoods of thousands of local families.

There's uncertainty at the moment for more than 4 and a half thousand people employed at Scunthorpe's Tata Steel works because it's been put up for sale by the firm.

But unions say Ministers need to do more to back one of the region's most important industries at a critical time in its history.

Jon Hill reports:

Young Muslims honoured for £340k contribution to charities

Young Muslims from Yorkshire will be hosted at the Houses of Parliament by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, to mark their contribution to charitable causes and volunteering in the British society.

They, along with Muslims from across the country contributed to a total of £340,000 raised for various charities such as British Red Cross, Humanity First, Macmillan Cancer Support as part of an event called 'Mercy for Mankind'

Young Muslims at House of Commons Credit: AMYA
Young Muslims honoured for charitable work Credit: AMYA

Charity work is a large part of Islam and it’s important for our youth to give back to the society in which they live.

Recent events have placed the spotlight on young Muslims and their role in British society. AMYA has shown that not only are young Muslims proud of their country, they go out of their way to make sure they do their bit to contribute.

– Kamal Aftab, Regional Youth leader Yorkshire
Lord Ahmed welcomes young Yorkshire Muslims in London Credit: AMYA
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