LiveLive News: November 21, 2012

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  • Our reporters will be sending updates throughout the day keeping you informed about what's happening around the North-East and North Yorkshire.
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5:13pm

A judge has ordered an urgent hearing of a new legal challenge to proposals to change the provision of children's heart surgery in England.

The proposals involve stopping operations at three hospitals, including Leeds General Infirmary.

Full story here

4:59pm

A man has been charged with the murder of a teenage boy in Sunderland in 1990.

Full story here

4:17pm

Police are urging shoppers in Darlington to be extra vigilant after a spate of purse thefts in the town centre.
The purses were plucked out of the handbags of shoppers who were unaware of what had happened until they next went to reach for their purse.
Four cases were reported to the police yesterday and all took place between noon and 1pm in the town centre.

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A rally attended by thousands of students was abandoned today after a union leader was heckled and forced from the stage.
Students from across the country, including many from the North-East, took part in the central London demonstration, despite the pouring rain, to protest against the tuition fee hike, debt and youth unemployment.

12:45pm

Bishop of Durham enjoys joke with Chancellor on subject of women bishops.

The incoming Archbishop of Canterbury sits on the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, which is carrying out an inquiry into the culture and practices of the financial services industry.

After Mr Osborne mentioned lay members of banking boards while giving evidence today, the Bishop provoked laughter by saying: "Thank you, Chancellor, that when you said lay people, you didn't say male lay people, (given) the present situation I'm facing."

12:37pm

Lining up interviews with motorcycling legend Carl Fogarty and North-East actor Mark Benton. Both will be interesting for completely contrasting reasons.

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A Catholic brotherhood which supplied teachers to a residential school can be held legally responsible for sexual abuse of boys, leading judges ruled today.
Around 170 men are seeking damages after alleging they were abused as children at St Williams in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, and a former head was convicted numerous serious sexual offences, the Supreme Court heard.

10:56am

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams said today the Church of England has a "lot of explaining" to do after the General Synod rejected legislation introducing the first women bishops.
Dr Williams said the Church of England had undoubtedly lost a measure of credibility in wider society following the defeat of the legislation.
"We have, to put it very bluntly, a lot of explaining to do," he told the General Synod.

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