The new Bishop of Durham Rt Revd Paul Butler said he 'nearly dropped the phone' when he was heard he was shortlisted for the role.
He got the initial phone call on the platform at Kings Cross station, before a letter from the Prime Minister confirmed he'd got the job.
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Lewis Kerr collided with another rider before hitting a fence during a race meeting in Peterborough.
Extra officers are in the Wallsend area to carry out enquiries and to offer reassurance to the community.