Bishop of Leeds new robes

Loved this blog post from Anglican Memes:

As the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales prepared to enthrone its Diocesan Bishop, Nick Baines, details of his specially-designed robes were revealed.

Having been tipped off about the likely result of the General Synod vote on Saturday which made the wearing of robes optional, Bishop Nick requested a groundbreaking new design of Episcopal apparel which he strenuously denies is based on the Liverpool FC home kit.

His mitre bears what appears to be a hitherto unseen Diocesan acronym YNWA “Yorkshire North & West Areas”

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Note: Bishop Nick and the Area Bishops for the new Diocese do actually have newly-created robes which have been designed by Polly Meyell.  These can be seen on the West Yorkshire and the Dales website.

Word War II veteran disappears for Normandy trip

Bernard Jordan

An 89-year-old WW2 veteran disappeared from his nursing home without saying where he was going and went to France for the D-Day commemorations.

The former mayor of Hove, Bernard Jordan, left the home at 10:30 BST on Thursday, and was reported missing to Sussex Police that evening.  Staff later discovered he had joined other veterans in France and was safe and well at a hotel in Ouistreham.

Earlier, it was believed care home staff stopped him going to the events.  Brighton and Hove police had tweeted: “90 year old veteran reported missing from care home. Turns out they’d said no to him going to #DDay70 but he went anyway #fightingspirit”

Hundreds of veterans have been marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France, with events on the beaches of Normandy.

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Mr Jordan, served in the Royal Navy, was mayor of Hove from 1995-96, is a resident of The Pines nursing home in Hove.  The pensioner had gone out wearing a grey raincoat and a jacket underneath with his war medals on, the police force said.  A spokesman said:

“We have spoken to the veteran who called the home today and are satisfied that the pensioner is fine and that his friends are going to ensure he gets back to Hove safely over the next couple of days after the D-Day celebrations finish.  Once the pensioner is home, we will go and have a chat with him to check he is OK.”

Nev Kemp, the police commander for the City of Brighton & Hove, tweeted: “Love this: 89yr old veteran reported missing by care home who said he can’t go to Normandy for #DDay70 remembrance. We’ve found him there!”

Funny headlines from around the world

Some of the more random headlines from the BBC News website over the last week or so:

Flying Over New York City in Wingsuits

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Sometimes parachuting out of an airplane just isn’t cool enough

For the first time in history, a group was granted permission to soar through the air above the picturesque New York City skyline — a luxury usually reserved for pigeons.  Five members of the Red Bull Air Force dove from a height of 7,500 feet above Manhattan’s Financial District. The group reached speeds of 120 miles per hour before landing safely on a small barge in the Hudson River just two minutes after jumping:

The stunt was performed in preparation for the Bethpage Air Show, which will be held at Jones Beach on May 24 and 25.

Below is a first-person shot from one of the athletes:

Funny headlines from around the world

Some of the more random headlines from the BBC News website over the last week or so:

Babies Tasting Lemons in Slow Motion

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Parents love witnessing and documenting their children’s firsts.

Proud moms and dads wait anxiously, clenching their iPhone, finger on the camera trigger, ready to capture a child’s first step or first word. But this YouTube clip captures a first moment that most parents don’t usually catch — a child’s first taste of lemon:

Funny headlines from around the world

Some of the more random headlines from the BBC News website over the last week or so: