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General Synod to vote in York on women bishops

The General Synod is taking place at the University of York Credit: Press Association

The long-running battle over women bishops comes to a head today. Members of the General Synod will cast their final vote at York University. Two years ago, legislation to allow women to become bishops narrowly missed being voted through - prompting complaints from the Bishop of Lincoln.

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In Pictures: Belsay Horse Trials

Action from the Belsay Horse Trials Credit: ITV News
Thousands enjoy the spectacle Credit: ITV News
500 competitors are taking part in this year's event Credit: ITV News
Action from the Belsay Horse Trials Credit: ITV News
Belsay Horse Trials Credit: ITV News
Crowds soak up the action and the sunshine Credit: ITV News

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Councillor: "Middlesbrough schools need very fast improvement"

Councillor Brenda Thompson said she accepted Ofsted's report, which said Middlesbrough Council needs to take urgent action to improve opportunities for school pupils.

She said that although the inspection took place at the end of January 2014, it largely reflected a bad set of results the year before, and that the council has made changes this year that should help schools to make progress.

Ofsted inspectors warn Middlesbrough Council to take urgent action over schools

More than half of secondary school pupils in Middlesbrough go to a school rated less than good, according to Ofsted. It says pupils' performance at every stage is below the national average, and children fall further behind the older they get.

Inspectors are warning the authority to take urgent action to improve opportunities for pupils.

Lucy Taylor reports.

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