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The next Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, officially opens BikeStop in Darlington #echobishop http://t.co/tyki5vBv— @HannahBryanEcho 11 January 2013
Councillor Alan Coultas speaking at the official opening of BikeStop. Bishop of Durham to speak next #echobishop http://t.co/PmTolmOh— @HannahBryanEcho 11 January 2013
The future Archbishop of Canterbury enjoyed a tour of Darlington’s Cummins engineering plant as he visits the town to celebrate the Foundation for Jobs scheme.
The Right Reverend Justin Welby spoke to Darlington schoolchildren involved in the scheme which helps local youths into employment, before being given a guided tour around the Cummins factory floor to learn more about the company and its involvement in Foundation for Jobs.
Afterwards he addressed visitors to the Teesside University Darlington campus and told them it was “a great privilege” to be patron of the Foundation for Jobs.
He is now back in The Northern Echo offices to resume his guest editorship of tomorrow’s edition of the newspaper.
BBC tv's Ian Reeve grills @Bishopofdurham http://t.co/O0Un5G73— @Echochrislloyd 11 January 2013
Bishop of Durham doing quick interview with BBC TV and then we're leaving for Teesside University Darlington campus #echobishop— @EchoPeterBarron 11 January 2013
Next stop Teesside University Darlington campus #echobishop— @EchoPeterBarron 11 January 2013
Bishop of Durham on a tour of Cummins plant #echbishop http://t.co/FVCyjc9W— @EchoPeterBarron 11 January 2013
Bishop of Durham on a tour of Cummins plant #echbishop— @EchoPeterBarron 11 January 2013
With @Bishopofdurham at Cummins in Dton talking to young people http://t.co/UZDtDvN0— @Echochrislloyd 11 January 2013
Bishop displaying excellent questioning skills at Cummins. He could have been a journalist!— @EchoPeterBarron 11 January 2013
Cummins plant manager Des McMenamin just promised the kids in the room that he'll give them jobs if they work hard and pass their exams.— @EchoPeterBarron 11 January 2013
Youngsters telling Bishop how the Foundation For Jobs campaign has helped them understand engineering. #echobishop— @EchoPeterBarron 11 January 2013
Bishop of Duham on first engagement as guest editor - meeting children getting insight into engineering careers at Cummins. #echobishop— @EchoPeterBarron 11 January 2013
With @NorthernEcho, to Cummins Engineering to see Foundation for Jobs, has created 102 apprenticeships in first year. #Passionatenortheast.— @Bishopofdurham 11 January 2013
Follow the Bishop of Durham's day as guest editor of The Northern Echo live.
His schedule is built around the Foundation for Jobs project which was launched in Darlington a year ago to help boost youth unemployment by promoting apprenticeships, internships and links between schools and employers.
His first appointment will be to visit Cummins, which has been a key supporter of the Foundation for Jobs, and meet local schoolchildren being given an insight into the world of engineering.
The bishop will then go to Teesside University's Darlington campus to meet other business leaders who have supported the campaign and hear about the progress made so far.
After chairing the paper's noon news conference, the bishop will formally launch Bike Stop, an innovative social enterprise which helps people who are homeless, or facing other difficulties, learn new skills and get back into work by recycling old bikes.
The bishop will then chair the second news conference of the day, make decisions about how the paper will look, and write the editorial comment.
We will be reporting live throughout the day.