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Bus company working with police over Whitby shop crash

Bus company Arriva North East have issued a statement over the accident this afternoon where one of its buses crashed into a shopfront in Whitby.

Damage to Boyes department store in Whitby Credit: Turvey's Tattoos

We can confirm that one of our buses was involved in an incident in Whitby this afternoon. There have been no reported injuries, however a lady was treated for shock at the scene. We are currently working with the police in order to understand exactly what happened."

– Nick Knox, Managing Director, Arriva North East

Bus crashes into shop in Whitby

There are reports of queuing traffic after a bus crashed into a shop in Whitby.

Arriva bus crashes into Whitby shopfront Credit: Turvey's Tattoos

It happened around 2pm this afternoon, at Boyes department store. No one was injured.

Structural engineers are checking out the building which had to be evacuated.

The road at Station Square is partially blocked in both directions between New Quay Road/ Langbourne Road and Brunswisk Street due o the accident.

Emergency services are on the scene.


Yorkshire athletes travel to North East for British Transplant Games

Every year hundreds of lives are saved through organ transplants. The British Transplant games, give those people the chance to thank families who have given them the gift of life.

Athletes from across Yorkshire have travelled to the North East for a weekend of games.

It is still rare for the relatives of donors to meet the people they have helped.

But today at this year's games Freda Carter met Scott Rutherford. Scott received a heart from her son John. Matt Price reports.

Robins tweet victory song

The Robins will be flying south this summer after Hull KR ended a 19-year wait to reach the Challlenge Cup final with a 26 to 18 win over Warrington this afternoon. They will now face the cup holders Leeds in an all Yorkshire final at Wembley at the end of the month.

Scunthorpe swimmer back home after qualifiying for 2016 Olympics

It is still over a year to go until the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Rio but this week an athlete from our region became the first to qualify for Team GB.

Open water swimmer Jack Burnell, who was born in Scunthorpe, qualified after finishing fifth at the World Championships in Russia.

He is now back home and our sports reporter Chris Dawkes caught up with him at his training base at Loughborough University.

Police appeal to find missing 16-year-old Doncaster teen

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager from Doncaster.

Missing teenger Elise Slack Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Elise Slack, who is 16 years old, was last seen on Wednesday July 29, at around 10.30pm, at her home in Wadworth.

She is described as being 5ft tall, with blonde hair that she wears in a bob with a fringe.

Police say extensive enquiries have been carried out to find Elise and family and friends are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.


Can you recite the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity?

Yorkshire Rose flag near Whitby Abbey Credit: Press Association

As part of Yorkshire Day celebrations each year, the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity (a statement to the allegiance of Yorkshire) is read out:

I (your name) being resident in the (East/North/West) Riding ofYorkshire declare:that Yorkshire is three Ridings &the City of York with these boundaries of 1140 years standing; that the address of all places in these Ridings is Yorkshire; that all persons born therein or resident therein and loyal to the Ridings are Yorkshire men and women; That any person or corporate body which deliberately ignores or denies the aforementioned shall forfeit all claim toYorkshire status.

These declarations made this Yorkshire Day 2015.

Yorkshire for ever!God save the Queen!

Motorists fined for driving in Hull bus lanes

From today, motorists caught in a bus lane by the new enforcement cameras in Hull city centre will be fined.

Credit: Press Association

The cameras were switched on a fortnight ago and use number plate recognition to identify cars who stray into the wrong section of road during rush hour.

For the last couple of weeks, warning notices have been handed out to drivers who mis-use the bus lanes but now they will be hit with a cash penalty.

Missing teen may be in Rotherham

Police believe a teenager missing from Northumberland may be in Rotherham.

15-year-old Zac Wardle Credit: Northumbria Police

Zac Wardle, who is 15-years-old, was last seen in Netherton Park in Stannington in Morpeth on Friday July 24. He is described as 5ft 10ins tall slim, with blonde spikey hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a black Nike tracksuit top and bottons and black/orange Nike trainers.

Police believe he has links to South Yorkshire particularly in the Rotherham area.

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