Rt Revd Paul Butler has revealed that he first heard about the possibility of becoming Bishop of Durham in May. He added that he was told over the phone while he was at Kings Cross Station in London.
More top news
A look ahead at the weekend forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Chantelle Connelly, 27, denies GBH on the 22-year-old she had been speaking to in a Newcastle bar in October
Residents in Sacriston have been told to keep their windows closed due to smoke in the area.