Lee family: 'We live with pain'

The family of Kevin Lee have released a statement on the day his killer, Joanna Dennehy, is sentenced to life in prison.

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Hereford pay part of outstanding tax bill

Hereford United have made a part payment towards an outstanding tax bill ahead of a court hearing tomorrow.

It means the club will be able to ask the Judge for more time to pay the outstanding amount.

It's after the attendance exceeded two thousand for the second home game in a row.

“We are extremely close to being able to make the payment, but we now need one final push over the weekend. Taking into account our expected income over the next 48 hours, and the very generous donation from Heineken, we believe we will need a further £8,000.”

– Director Dave Preedy

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Hereford Utd asks for donations to avoid winding-up

Hereford United needs to find £78,000 to avoid a winding-up order
Hereford United needs to find £78,000 to avoid a winding-up order Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Hereford United have opened a donations page as they look to find £78,000 in the next two weeks to avoid a winding-up order.

A fans' open meeting has been told the money is needed to pay debts to HMRC.

The club, which lies just four points outside the Conference relegation zone, have not been able to pay their players for more than two months.

Hereford man jailed for life for murder of friend

Stacy Hales will serve a minimum of 22 years in prison for stabbing his friend Credit: West Mercia Police

A man from Hereford has been jailed for life for the murder of a friend in the city.

36-year-old Stacy Hales, of Belmont Road, was found guilty at Worcester Crown Court of murdering 46-year-old, Steven Paynter, in August last year.

Hales will serve a minimum of 22 years in prison.

A jury found Hales was responsible for stabbing Mr Paynter during a fight.

Steven Paynter was murdered in August last year Credit: West Mercia Police

21-year-old Stephen Munn, of Golden Post, and 22-year-old Mark Edwards, of Prior Street, were also sentenced to 30 months in prison each after pleading guilty to violent disorder at the start of the trial.

Hereford United face administration

Hereford United release financial details at club's agm Credit: Hereford United

Hereford United may be put into administration as the true extent of the club's financial troubles was revealed at an AGM tonight.

The Chairman told the meeting "significant investment" is need to secure the future of the club.

"As a result the club has a severe cash flow crisis that has resulted in employees going without payment on occasions between November and the present day."

He also admitted that the club was failing to pay taxes to HMRC every month.

The club has been looking into the option of playing part-time football to cut costs from next season when budgets for players are expected to fall below £250,000 from £440,000.

Hereford United are expected to make annual losses in the region of £400,000 by the end of the financial year in May.

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Victims 'will live with what Dennehy has done for life'

Joanna Dennehy has been ordered to spend the rest of her life in prison
Joanna Dennehy has been ordered to spend the rest of her life in prison Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Joanna Dennehy's surviving victims will have to "live with what she has done for the rest of their lives" the police officer who led the investigation into the serial killer says.

Dennehy has been given a whole life term in prison while accomplice Gary Stretch has been ordered to spend life in prison for a minimum of 19 years for two counts of attempted murder and three of unlawfully preventing a burial.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Brunning, from Cambridgeshire Police said:

"Joanne Dennehy is a dangerous individual and will never be released.

"She is a sadistic serial killer with a fearsome personality and carried out these brutal attacks of men who posed no threat to her...

"Two of the victims will live with what Dennehy has done for the rest of their lives. I hope today's sentence will provide them with some closure to these devastating events."

Watch: CCTV shows serial killer on the hunt in Worcestershire

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Dennehy: Third woman handed whole-life jail term

Triple killer Joanna Dennehy has become the 55th person to be given a whole-life jail term and only the third woman.

Dennehy, 31, pleaded guilty to murdering three men and attempting to kill two others.

As her jail term was handed down at the Old Bailey she became the first woman to be given such a sentence by a judge.

Myra Hindley was jailed for life with no minimum. Credit: PA

The two other female killers, who were ordered to die in jail by home secretaries, were Myra Hindley and Rosemary West.

Hindley was jailed for life with no minimum after a 15-day trial in 1966 with her lover Ian Brady, and was once dubbed by the tabloid press "the most hated woman in Britain".

Rosemary West. Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

West was convicted for a killing spree with husband Fred, that saw 10 young women murdered.

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