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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Services on the East Coast Main Line are back under public control, taking over from the Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) franchise.
High pressure brings settled and warm weather