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Church of England's first woman bishop to be consecrated

The Church of England's first female bishop will be consecrated in a ceremony later today.

Reverend Libby Lane was named as the Bishop of Stockport in December. Credit: PA Wire

The Reverend Libby Lane, 48, will be ordained as the new Bishop of Stockport in a service, conducted by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, at York Minister.

It comes months after the General Synod formally adopted legislation allowing women bishops.

Speaking at the time her appointment was announced, the mother-of-two hailed the moment as "significant", adding: "I'm the first, but I won't be the only."

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Greek voters celebrate as leftist party claims victory

Thousands of supporters of leftist Syriza party are celebrating into the night in Athens after the anti-austerity party claimed victory in Sunday's snap election.

Supporters celebrate in Athens after exit polls showed Greece's anti-austerity was on the brink of victory. Credit: Reuters
Alexis Tsipras has pledged to end 'austerity and destruction' after his party's victory. Credit: Reuters
A young girl was among the huge crowd of supporters in Athens on Sunday. Credit: Reuters

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Police charge 'drink-driver who sped at 100mph'

A motorist has been charged with drink-driving while allegedly speeding at 100 mph.

The motorist was allegedly drink-driving at more than 100mph. Credit: PA Wire

Police said the driver was arrested after being stopped in roadworks on the A38(M) in Birmingham, where a temporary 30mph limit is currently in place.

Officers said the driver was more than double the legal limit after a reading of 72 microgrammes of alcohol was recorded while in custody.

The driver, who has not been named by police, is due to appear in court on February 10.

PM: Syriza victory will increase economic uncertainty

David Cameron has said the victory for far-left party Syriza in Greece will "increase economic uncertainty across Europe".

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