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Good evening and welcome to the late Look North.
Thousands turn out to celebrate the life of a teenager
Concerns in Sheffield as the new bishop says
no to the ordination of women priests.
It's feeling a bit more like spring, isn't it?
Well, we're hanging onto that mild air over the next couple of days.
I'll have your full forecast, shortly.
The family of a 16-year-old stabbed to death in Leeds last week
has appealed for peace and forgiveness
following his funeral this afternoon.
His father said he forgave those who killed him.
Thousands turned out at the Bilal Mosque in Harehills
before attending a vigil close to the spot where he died.
A community united in grief, thousands packed the Bilal Mosque
in Harehills for the funeral of Irfan Wahid.
As a friend, as a brother, he was humble, very fearless,
he was full of love and he was always smiling.
Today we have had an amazing turnout from everyone.
It's not just Muslims, we've had people from all communities that
have turned up to show the support for our brother.
Irfan died from a single stab wound to the chest after he was attacked
This morning a 16-year-old boy appeared before Leeds Crown Court
charged with murder and possession of a knife.
Today's funeral was a celebration of a life lived.
Then an hour later people gathered close to the place
Remember, Iffy isn't dead, he is alive in our hearts and,
as his dad said to me, don't remember how he died,
Among those paying their respects at today's vigil, two former
teachers, who remembered Iffy with great fondness.
He was dedicated to learning, he made really good progress,
he was an asset to the school, a great community member,
really well liked by everybody and such a popular boy.
I remember that smile, that smile could change the world.
And I remember ducking into the cupboard to have to laugh
so I could tell him off when he had done something a little bit naughty
A great young man who brought people together.
Irfan's death is one of three fatalities in Harehills
over recent weeks - two stabbings, one shooting
and three lives lost, a sequence of events that's
Today was more than simply saying goodbye to a popular young man
with the best years ahead of him, it was a symbol of togetherness
Next tonight, there's growing anger in the Sheffield diocese
about the appointment of a new bishop who doesn't
Philip North takes up his position in June, but a female vicar
says his views make the Church of England look like
My family are from Doncaster, my grandfather...
The Right Reverend Philip North, very soon to be
He'll be installed this summer, but the appointment has been met
with dismay by some clergy in South Yorkshire, because he
Although Bishop Philip is very clear that he stands for equality,
and wants to see women flourish and he's really clear about that,
I think the very fact that he won't ordain women himself
has the potential to give out a really negative message,
that somehow the Church of England is a discriminatory organisation.
There was a similar outcry when he was nominated
for the Bishop of Whitby, so much so that he withdrew.
Philip North was consecrated at a similar time to the first woman
bishop in the Church of England, Libby Lane.
Despite their differences, the two are friends.
He maintains his opinions on the ordination of women
will not hinder his working relationships in Sheffield.
When Bishop Philip is installed here at Sheffield Cathedral
in June, he'll be in charge of around 70 women.
He's already held a meeting with some of them in Doncaster,
so will they be able to turn to him for advice, given his views?
Everyone I speak to speaks exceptionally highly of him
when they get to know him, when they're working with him.
People who perhaps expected not to get on with him are finding
he's one of the best supporters that they've got.
In his current role as Bishop of Burnley clergy
Now, they praise his ability to support and include.
I honestly think, once the women of Sheffield work with him,
they will realise how amazing he is and their doubts
The incoming bishop says he will ensure all clergy in his care feel
Heidi Tomlinson, BBC Look North, Sheffield.
Earlier I spoke to Dr Rachel Muers, a senior lecturer in
Christian Studies at the University of Leeds,
Well, it's unusual but it's not unprecedented.
There are other bishops who don't ordain women.
The Church of England has been ordaining women for more than
20 years now but it's stated, it stated again recently that
it wants to ensure that there's provision within the church
for people who, for theological reasons, for principal reasons,
So there are this minority within the church, including
So in practical terms, are we not going to be see
women vicars in his diocese while he's bishop?
Well, no, there are lots of women priests within the diocese
of Sheffield and I understand that Philip North's already met
with them, there has already been a lot of discussion about
He will ordain women as deacons and then the normal thing in these
situations would be for another bishop to ordain women
to the priesthood within the diocese so that we can go on having,
allowing for women's priesthood within the diocese.
But some people would see this as discrimination, wouldn't they?
Are we likely to see some women vicars put off applying
It's important to see this is an ongoing issue
It's something which the Church of England has said again recently
at the point where they decided that women could become bishops,
recognised again that this was still a grouping
within the church and still something for which provision
While that's the case these kind of tensions are still going to rise.
Rachel Muers, thank you for joining us.
The 15-year-old girl accused of the murder of seven-year-old
Katie Rough in York in January has pleaded not guilty.
The teenager, who can't be named for legal reasons,
Katie was attacked on playing fields in the Woodthorpe area
of York on January 9th. She died in hospital later.
Police made an arrest shortly afterwards.
The accused girl has been remanded into the care of the local
Planning permission for a new theme park in South Yorkshire has been
granted by Rotherham Council subject to Secretary of State approval.
It's hoped the ?37 million development on the former
Pithouse West colliery site would create more than 400 jobs.
Gullivers, the company behind the project, runs theme
Leeds United co-owner Massimo Cellino is to stay
in position at the helm of the club, for the time being at least.
His proposed ban by the Football Association has today been suspended
Cellino was due to begin a 12-month suspension
after being found guilty of breaching the FA's
But in his appeal Cellino alleges that the decision was unfair
And in Super League it was a disappointing night
The first half was a tug of war, but at the break Salford
began to pull away and things seemed lost for the Giants.
But in a game of two halves they brought it back coming
close to drawing with two tries from Mellor.
It wasn't enough, and a late penalty sealed the 20-30 win for Salford
Now a look at the weather forecast with Owain Wyn Evans.
We have had some improvements already this week. It is starting to
feel a little bit milder. Thanks very much. There is going to be some
sunshine on the way but I think what we will notice if the temperatures,
they will keep on rising. That trajectory will stick with us. Here
is the satellite picture from earlier. We will look at some
weather watchers pictures. There were some sunny spells. OK, a bit
cloudy across parts of North Yorks. A bit breezy on the bench, I reckon.
Overnight we will see a of dry weather out there. We have this
feature, weather front pushing in to western part and temperatures
getting down to three Celsius. Chile, mostly dry, a bit of drizzle
across western parts. Tomorrow, there is a lot of dry weather
around. We will see some brightness but the cloud wishes over towards
eastern parts but still coastal part hanging on to the best of the
brightness with highs of 10 Celsius. Tomorrow night, a repeat performance
but a d j view, it gets a bit further to the east and we will see
some bits of rain as well. I will show you the pressure chart. I
pressure is in charge. Let us take a closer look. Air in a clockwise
fashion drawing in the milder air and that will stay with us. For the
weekend, I reckon you will get a picnic, it will be mostly dry.
Monday, 13 sources in February. Those temperatures keep on going up.
I will leave forthcoming weekend. Here is Nick
Miller with a resume of the National weather picture.
Hello, rain for some of us today although it won't make much of a
dent in the dry winter so far across much of the UK. A few threatening
clouds in Cumbria but more than a threat of rain across the pond for
Friday. The wettest weather system of the season is over heading into
California, and there have been a few, with copious amounts of rain
and lots of mountain snow. Record-breaking wet winter so far in
parts of California. In Los Angeles this might be conservative, 50-100