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First woman bishop Libby Lane gives a thumbs up

Rev Libby Lane gives a thumbs up. Credit: PA

Rev Libby Lane gave a thumbs up today as she was ordained the Church of England's first woman bishop.

Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu ordains Rev Lane. Credit: PA

The service at York Minster was slightly interrupted by a male protester who shouted: "No, it's not in the bible".

But Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu ignored him and things continued without incident.

Members of the clergy gather round Rev Lane as she is ordained. Credit: Pool

The historic service comes months after legislation was changed allowing women bishops.

A rapturous applause came from the congregation of around 2,000 as Rev Lane was officially presented as the Bishop of Stockport.

Rev Lane gets a hug after she is ordained. Credit: PA

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Church of England's first woman bishop being consecrated

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The Church of England's first female bishop is being consecrated in a ceremony this morning.

Reverend Libby Lane was named as the Bishop of Stockport in December.

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

Members of the clergy process into York Minster, York, ahead of the consecration of the Rev Libby Lane Credit: PA

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."

Members of the clergy run to catch up with the procession into York Minster, York, ahead of the consecration of the Rev Libby Lane as the eighth Bishop of Stockport. Credit: PA
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Man 'stages protest' at first female bishop consecration

A man has 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 the bible" when the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu asked the congregation if it was their will that Rev Lane was ordained.

The brief protest happened around an hour into the consecration as the congregation of nearly 2,000 people replied "It is", the lone man stepped forward to the altar.

Dr Sentamu followed legal procedures and read out a pre-prepared statement before repeating his original question.

The service continued and Rev Lane was officially ordained as Bishop about 20 minutes later.

Women to play many 'key roles' in historic ceremony

Many of the key roles at today's historic ceremony are being played by women.

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. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Libby Lane's bishop's ring is made from Blue John Stone, a gem found only in Derbyshire- her home county.

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Government pledges £1.75m for two new Lincolnshire attractions

The Government has pledged £1.75m to build two new visitor attractions for the Lincolnshire coast.

The North Sea Observatory at Chapel St Leonards will be the UK's first purpose-built marine observatory

The investment from the Coastal Communities Fund will go towards developing the UK's first purpose-built marine observatory at Chapel St Leonards as well as replacing Gibraltar Point's flood damaged visitor centre.

The two new attractions are expected to bring new jobs and tourists to the area

Both attractions are expected to create around 50 jobs, bring more tourists to the area and boost the local economy.

"Lincolnshire's coastline is stunning at any time of year but traditionally, the majority of visitors come in the summer. These projects will change this making it possible to easily enjoy our coast's internationally renowned habitats at any time of the year."

– Cllr Colin Davie, Lincolnshire County Council

Electric car drivers take advantage of new Sheffield 'power supplies'

Two new dedicated fast charging points for electric cars have been installed in Sheffield.

Drivers of electric cars can now power up at two new charging stations in Sheffield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

They will allow drivers to charge up electric vehicles in around three to four hours.

The points - at Broomhill and Carver Lane in the city centre - will provide free electricity and it is hoped they will encourage more drivers to turn to electric vehicles.

The scheme is backed by Sheffield Council who want to see more electric cars used in the city as a means to combat pollution. They also want drivers to consider the economic benefits of using electric vehicles.

York Minister: Full house for historic occasion

History is being made at York Minster today for the consecration of the Church of England's first female bishop.

York Minster gears up for momentous occasion Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend John Sentamu will ordain the Rev. Libby Lane as the Bishop of Stockport.

It comes two decades after the ordination of the first women priests.

Read: First female bishop to make history in York

Man assaulted in Cleethorpes nightclub

A 22-year-old man is recovering after being assaulted in a Cleethorpes nightclub.

It happened around 4am on Sunday January 18, 2015 at The Lighthouse nightclub in Sea Road.

The victim was allegedly punched in the back of the head causing him to fall to the ground before then being kicked in the face.

The suspect who is described as a white man, then made off from the scene.

The victim was taken to hospital suffering a sore jaw, swollen nose and cuts to the knees.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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