- Tyne Tees
A Durham female priest has compared the Church of England to an abusive husband following controversial changes to plans allowing women to be bishops.
The Rev Dr Miranda Threfall-Holmes, interim principal of Durham Ustinov College, made the comments on a blog earlier this week.
She wrote: "One of the reasons women's ordination is important is because women's current exclusion from the church hierarchy justifies and entrenches sexist attitudes which have very serious consequences for women around the world."
The posting was later withdrawn.
More top news
100,000 bricks have been added to a LEGO model of Durham Cathedral, representing £100,000 raised for the Cathedral’s Open Treasure appeal.
Fourteen heroes and heroines from across the North East region have been awarded the Queen's Medal for 280 years of ambulance service.
A look at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region