Libby Lane makes history as first female CofE bishop consecrated

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Libby Lane makes history as first female CofE bishop consecrated

Writer James Hutchinson discusses the day's top stories in more detail. 

Libby Lane makes history as first female CofE bishop consecrated 

Libby Lane was yesterday consecrated as the Church of England’s first female bishop. 

Archbishop of Catebury Justin Welby was one of 1,000 people who attended the two hour ceremony at York Minster. 

It has been reported she was met by a “sea of smiles” - although a lone protestor briefly interrupted, shouting “Not in the Bible”. 

However, a CofE spokesperson dismissed Reverend Paul Williamson, the man shouting, as a “serial protestor expected to attend.” He had previously launched legal challenges against women in the church. 


Boy launches viral Twitter campaign to find girl he met on train 

A Crystal Palace fan launched a Twitter campaign to find a girl he met on a train. 

Angus Mainland, 19, took a selfie with the girl while on his way to watch the Eagles play. He snapped a selfie of the two of them and later tweeted Cross Country trains with the caption “please help me find the girl I say next to on the 12:45 from Bournemouth to southampton. Fell in love” [sic]

His tweet went viral as more than 3,300 re-tweeted the message. 

He later posted an update which read: “Thank you to everyone who retweeted! You can call of the search, I've found her and am talking to her! She's taken it very well!"

Would-be burglar stuck for five hours upside down with bottom showing 

A would-be burglar who attempted to break into university building was left humiliated in Nottingham on Friday morning. 

Student Dan De-Niet, 20, and Tom Burdett, 19, found the man crying and screaming, stuck in a handstand position with his bottom exposed as they returned from a night out at 2.30am. 

The man said he had been there for five hours. Police and firefighters came to free him. 

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