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Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham to be inaugurated

More than 900 people will pack Southwell Minster today for the inauguration of Rt Revd Paul Williams as the new Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham.

Following tradition, Bishop Paul will walk to the West Door of the Minster and knock three times to be admitted, accompanied by children from the Junior Department of the Minster School.

The service, which starts at 3pm, will feature a choir comprising pupils from several Nottinghamshire schools, and three groups representing Framework, the charity for homeless people; ReachUK, a charity which supports adults with learning disabilities, and representatives of the Thoresby Pit community.

The Bishop at Tesco in Top Valley, Nottingham. Credit: Richard Ellis

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Hundreds gather in Birmingham for Vaisakhi procession

Hundreds of Sikhs took to the streets in Birmingham today to celebrate the festival of Vaisakhi.

The procession started at the Ramgarhia Temple Credit: Sikh Press Association

Revellers gathered at the Ramgarhia Sikh Temple in the city's Jewellery Quarter before setting off on a procession.

We asked some attendees why the festival is so important to them.

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