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Archbishops call for inquiry into resignation of Philip North

The Archbishops of York and Canterbury have called for an independent inquiry into the resignation of Philip North as Bishop of Sheffield.

The Right Reverend Philip North

Bishop Philip North was due to take up the role next month, but he stepped down after his nomination was greeted with protests due to his long-standing opposition to the ordination of women as priests.

The inquiry will look into the process leading to Bishop North's nomination, and the reaction which followed.

Alert after boy, 11, followed home from Sheffield school by unknown man

An e-fit of the man being sought. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A man is being hunted by police after reports that an 11-year-old boy was followed home from school in Sheffield.

The boy was walking home along Drakehouse Lane in Beighton when he was approached by an unknown man on Friday March 10 at around 4.40pm.

The man spoke to the boy, asking him to follow him, before the boy ran off.

I understand incidents of this nature can be incredibly concerning and we are working hard to identify the man in the e-fit image.

The boy involved was not injured but understandably he and his family are distressed by this matter so it’s important we hear from anyone who may know who this man is or who can help us gather more information about the circumstances of this incident.

– Inspector Jason Booth, South Yorkshire Police

Anyone with information that may aid police should call 101 or email quoting log 781 of March 10 2017.


Murder investigation launched after man dies in hospital following stabbing in Sheffield

A police cordon is in place at the property. Credit: PA

A murder investigation has been launched after a 21-year-old man was stabbed in Sheffield.

Police were called to reports of an incident at a house in Southey Avenue, Longley, last night at around 9.45pm.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he later died. His family has been informed.

A police cordon remains in place at the scene.

Enquiries are underway to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and a murder investigation has been launched.

– West Yorkshire Police spokesperson

Anyone with information that may aid police should call 101 quoting log 1125 of March 23.

Vigils to take place in Leeds and Hull following Westminster terror attack

Vigils are taking place across the country today. Credit: ITV

Anti-racism campaigners are set to host vigils in Yorkshire in response to the Westminster terror attack on Wednesday.

'Vigils Against Hatred and Division' will take place at venues across the country, including Downing Street, today.

People in Yorkshire are invited to attend vigils outside Hull train station at 4.30pm or at the Leeds Art Gallery at 6.30pm.

They have been organised by the Muslim Engagement and Development Community and Stand Up to Racism.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families of the tragic attack in Westminster on Wednesday.

We express our shock, distress and solidarity with them at this terrible time.

We can not let these attacks be used by the racists to divide us.

– Vigil organisers
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