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Two teens arrested after "anti-Semitic" assault in Bury

Police have arrested two teenage boys in connection with a suspected anti-Semitic attack in Bury.

Moshe Fuerst was one of four Orthodox Jewish boys who was assaulted and verbally abused by a gang of three youths on Saturday evening, at Bowker Vale Metrolink Station. He was left with brain injuries.

Moshe Fuerst suffered a fractured skull in the attack. Credit: MEN Syndication

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested at addresses in Whitefield and Derbyshire on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.

Police are treating the assault as an anti-Semitic hate crime and are still appealing for potential witnesses to come forward to assist their enquiries.

Archbishop of Canterbury honoured by Liverpool universities

The Archbishop will be honoured in Liverpool today Credit: PA

The Archbishop of Canterbury will be honoured by universities in Liverpool today - a city he once called home.

The Most Reverend Justin Welby will receive an honorary degree and fellowship. A former Dean of Liverpool Cathedral, he is being recognised for speaking out against social injustice.



Ceremony changes "highlight divisions in the church"

Controversial changes have been made to the Bishop of Burnley's ordination ceremony due to his opposition to women bishops.

Reverend Philip North is being consecrated at York Minster. But some bishops have said they won't be involved in the 'laying on of hands' part of the ceremony.

Read: Church of England's first woman bishop consecrated

Reverend Fleur Green of St Peter's Church in Darwen says it highlights divisions within the church.

Full report: Libby Lane becomes first Anglican Bishop

History was made today when the Church of England consecrated its first ever woman bishop - the Reverend Libby Lane, who's the new Bishop of Stockport.

The service at York Minster saw an end to centuries of male leadership in the church.

It didn't go without incident, as one man in the congregation shouted out in opposition. But he failed to prevent the ceremony going ahead.

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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