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Hereford United "transferred appropriate funds to Football Creditors"

The Chairman of the Southern League has confirmed that Hereford United Football Club has "transferred appropriate funds to all known Football Creditors apart from a few who have not, as yet, notified officials of their required details."

Ken Turner added that the amount covering these outstanding payments has been deposited into a third party account.

Hereford United's ground, Edgar Street Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

It means the club will be able to play in the Southern League when the season gets underway next month, subject to receiving confirmation of receipt of all the transferred amounts.

Hereford United were expelled from the Football Conference last month after failing to pay its debts.

Hereford fans protest over club ownership

Hereford fans are holding a protest against changes to the ownership of the club Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton
Fans are holding a "funeral parade" through Hereford after their club was demoted Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton
The grim reaper and a coffin are part of the parade by Hereford United fans. Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton

Hereford United fans are delivering a petition with more than 7000 signatures to Herefordshire Council today urging them not to assign the lease at Edgar Street over to the club's new owner.

A so-called "funeral parade" will leave Edgar Street shortly, before moving towards the council's Brockington Headquarters.


Police looking for missing teenager from Hereford

Joao Coxixo went missing more than a week ago Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16-year-old from Hereford.

Joao Coxixo was last seen by his family on Tuesday 3 June, and was reported to the police as missing on Monday.

Joao is described as white with a tanned complexion, and dark coloured hair. He has a slim build and brown eyes.

Hereford United given another week to pay tax bill

The club owe £78,000 to HMRC Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Hereford United have been given an extra week to pay a £78,000 tax bill which threatens the club's future.

The Bulls have said a part payment was made towards the amount on Friday afternoon following negotiations with HMRC.

Today a judge in London agreed to a seven day adjournment which gives The Bulls time to pay the outstanding debt.

Last night, comedian Omid Djalili helped raise £21,000 for the club, by performing two benefit gigs.

'Boycie' actor John Challis congratulates Omid Djalili for Hereford Utd fundraiser

'Only Fools and Horses' actor John Challis has congratulated comedian Omid Djalili for helping to raise £21,000 for cash-strapped Hereford United.

The Iranian entertainer performed to nearly a thousand people at the Courtyard Theatre (yesterday).

Challis, who is famous for playing Boycie in the TV sitcom, lives in Hereford.


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

Hereford Utd asks for donations to avoid winding-up

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.

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