Humber Coastguard launched a full scale search operation after a small helicopter crashed on Flamborough Head. The bodies of two males have been recovered from the wreckage.
The National Union of Mineworkers says today's deal which secures the future of Hatfield Colliery for 18 months represents their faith in the future of coal in the UK.
It is thought around 500 jobs have been saved and officials say a new coal face will be opened in the coming months.
General Secretary Chris Kitchen told ITV Calendar that he hoped the deal was a stepping stone to future investment:
A helicopter which crashed near Flamborough Head was a private flight from Durham Tees Valley Airport, it is reported.
The flight was heading for Humberside Airport.
Paul Litten, commercial director for the airport, told the Scunthorpe Telegraph:
Details about the number of people aboard the helicopter are yet to be revealed.
Eyewitnesses have reported seeing a "white private helicopter...we all heard this really loud crack and looked up again. The helicopter started to descend, almost like a plane when it lands. It then went behind the cliff and that's when I called the emergency services. I never actually heard it hit the sea."
A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they received a call at 1.39pm reporting that a helicopter had crashed into a cliff at Flamborough.
She said an air ambulance, an ambulance, rapid response vehicles and the RAF all attended the scene.
It is not yet known how many were aboard the helicopter which has reportedly crashed on Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire.
The coastguard have launched a full scale search operation.
Humberside Police say emergency services were called to reports that a helicopter was in the sea off the coast of Flamborough.
Humber Coastguard say they have launched a full scale search operation after a small helicopter crashed on Flamborough Head.
They say they are unsure how many people were in the craft and it is not clear if anyone has been hurt.
Inspector Brian Huckstepp was a constable in 1989, tasked with policing the area outside the Leppings Lane turnstiles at Hillsborough.
The court was shown a passage of Mr Huckstepp's original account of events at Hillsborough which was later removed. It read:
The witness said he was content with the removal and signed the amended version without pressure. He later discovered his claims about the strength of his serial were inaccurate.
He said: "I put my initial account in on the understanding that the organisation wanted to know what had happened on the day. It was put in opinions, how you felt about things, all the kind of things that I wouldn't normally have put in a criminal justice statement. And then I understood that the process on from that, that then those accounts would now be required for a legal process with the Taylor Inquiry and that they needed to be put into a position that they then became factual accounts as opposed to accounts that included opinion."
Mr Huckstepp, who was a young officer with two years' experience in 1989, agreed that while parts of the removed section were expressions of opinion, others were observations of fact on the day.
Pete Weatherby QC, representing 22 of the bereaved families, put it to him that the deletion came about because there were aspects which were "embarrassing or difficult for South Yorkshire Police."
He replied: "Whether that was the case or not, that was not the reason that was given to me and that’s not the reason I agreed to it being removed."
Mr Weatherby continued: "You put it in because that’s what you had observed or that was your truth. You didn’t take it out because it wasn't the truth, did you?"
"No," he responded. "I was happy to put it in at the time and I’m happy that it’s still in."
Scientists, including one from Hull, have spent 12 days harvesting coral spawn in the Caribbean as part of a restoration project. Much of what they did was caught on camera to record what they have done for others to learn from:
Community leaders in Rotherham have followed MPs in welcoming the resignation of Shaun Wright.
Muhbeen Hussain of British Muslim Youth Association told ITV Calendar they were planning a demonstration for Saturday, calling for his resignation had today's announcement not happened:
Home Affairs Select Committee Chairman Keith Vaz says South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has done the right thing by resigning but he says he wishes it had happened sooner.
Mr Vaz was chair of the panel that questioned Mr Wright over a report into child abuse in Rotherham where he was head of children's services for five years: