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Man 'stages protest' at first female bishop consecration

Rev Libby Lane is the Church of England's first woman bishop. Credit: PA

A man has reportedly staged a protest in York Minster during the consecration of the Church of England's first woman bishop, Libby Lane.

The protester interrupted the service shouting: "No. Not in my name" when the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu asked the congregation if it was their will that Rev Lane was ordained.


'Drone' found in grounds of White House

The White House Credit: Reuters

A "device", reportedly a small drone, has been found in the grounds of the White House.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed the US Secret Service had recovered the device and said there was no immediate danger from the incident.

President Barack Obama is currently in India, accompanied by his wife Michelle, as part of a trip to forge closer ties with the country.

Their daughters, Sasha and Malia, and the first lady's mother, Michelle Robinson, stayed behind in Washington.

Mr Earnest said: "The early indications are that it does not pose any sort of ongoing threat right now to anybody at the White House."

He added: "I don't have any reason to think at this point that the first family is in any danger".

Gary Glitter 'abused girl backstage'

Abused girl was 'shown Glitter's dressing room'. Credit: PA

A thirteen-year-girl alleged to have been abused by Gary Glitter met the former star back stage where he was wearing his trademark jumpsuit and platform shoes, a court has heard.

John Price QC, prosecuting, asked the woman what her daughter thought of the star. She replied: "She thought he was great."

The woman also told jurors that once backstage, she was shown into the singer's dressing room where he was wearing a silver jumpsuit and platform shoes.

"I honestly can't remember if I went out or stayed in the room, I'm not sure," the witness said.

She told the court that she recalled her partner exiting the room and leaving her and her daughter with Glitter.


Markets stabilise despite Greece anti-austerity pledge

A trader reacts in front of the German DAX Index board at the Frankfurt stock exchange this morning. Credit: Reuters

European markets and the euro have recovered after early dips following the victory of Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party in the Greek elections.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was 0.28 higher on its opening at 1,483.67.

Meanwhile, the euro rose 0.38% against the dollar to $1.1250 after falling to an 11-year-low earlier.

Analysts say the European Central Bank's announcement of a new quantitative easing programme had eased market fears about the eurozone, despite fears over a possible Greek exit.

The interest rate on Greek 10-year bonds rose to 9.03%, however - reflecting investors' nervousness about the country's future.

Court hears girl, 13, abused backstage at Glitter gig

Court hears girl, 13, abused backstage at Glitter gig. Credit: PA

A court has heard how a 13-year-old girl who thought Gary Glitter was "great" was abused backstage after being introduced to him as a surprise.

The girl claims that after being asked to sit on the star's lap, he kissed her and slid his hand up her skirt, Southwark Crown Court in London heard.

Giving evidence, the woman's mum said that after watching Glitter perform, her partner took her and the alleged victim backstage for a "surprise" meeting with the singer.

PM: Hoax caller apologised for waking me up - at 11am

Prime Minister David Cameron has described the moment he received the hoax call on his Blackberry while taking a walk with his family.

Mr Cameron said the man apologised for waking him up which he said he thought was strange as it was 11am.

He said he ended the call after he asked who it was and the caller told him it was a hoax call.

"No harm was done, no national security was breached", Mr Cameron added.

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