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Elderly woman dies on bus

An elderly woman in Ilkley has died after being thrown from her seat when the bus she was on braked to let a car pull out.

Police say the single-decker bus was travelling along Beverley Road yesterday lunchtime when a Renault Megane pulled out of a residential driveway.

The bus then braked and the 90-year-old passenger was thrown forward, colliding with the inside front of the bus.

She was left with head injuries and was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Any witnesses to the incident are being urged to come forward.

Cleaner buses for Sheffield

Sheffield's new clean energy bus Credit: Stagecoach Yorkshire

Buses in Sheffield are switching from diesel to cleaner engine fuels following a £1 million investment.

Clean Bus Technology Funding from the Department of Transport is being used to retrofit five Stagecoach vehicles with dedicated Compressed Natural Gas engines, which will run on biomethane.

The scheme, which has been part-funded by Stagecoach in Sheffield, will reduce engine noise by 50 per cent, deliver carbon savings of between 85 and 140 per cent and ensure the virtual elimination of particulate matter from exhausts.

It will also create increased jobs and apprenticeships at equipment suppliers including city-based Chesterfield Special Cylinders.

Five Euro IV Optare Solo buses will be fitted with the Natural Gas Engines and will operate along Stagecoach’s SL2 and 35a routes.

The hilly routes, which create an increase in emissions because the vehicles are working at capacity,are within the city's Air Quality Management Area and provide an important link to StagecoachSupertram serving the city centre, Hillsborough, universities and Meadowhall.

The investment also includes the installation of a Compressed Natural Gas refuelling station at Stagecoach’s Ecclesfield depot.

Sheffield City Council led the Clean Bus Technology Fund bid in partnership with Stagecoach as part of the Sheffield Bus Partnership

The scheme will start in the new year when work will to retrofit the vehicles is complete.

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New bus service officially launched in Lincolnshire

A new Lincoln bus service will officially launch today for residents and businesses in the Doddington Park area, despite the service being in operation since November 2012.

The 44A, which travels along Doddington Road, through Doddington Business Park and to Teal Park, will benefit employees working in local business parks, which were not previously served by public transport.

South Yorkshire gets £18m for bus scheme

South Yorkshire will benefit from have been awarded an £18.3 grant from Government funding to further improve bus services and information across Sheffield.

Following the recently-launched Sheffield Bus Partnership, Transport Minister Norman Baker today announced the Department for Transport has granted the money.

The funding will be spent on improvements to infrastructure used by routes in the city centre, such as Gleadless, Meadowhead, Heeley Bottom, Parkway and in north Sheffield.

Young woman injured after car crashes into a bus queue

A young woman may have to have part of her leg amputated after a car crashed into a bus queue in Sheffield and injured eight people. It happened a week ago and police say they are now looking for one or possibly two people who are thought to have been in the car.

The crash happened on Barnsley Road in the city last Monday. The 22-year-old driver was arrested at the time and has been released on bail. Officers say they're now looking for the other people in the car who fled the scene.

Doctors have said a 23-year-old woman who was badly injured in the crash could now have her foot and part of her leg amputated.

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Man hospitalised after bus crash

A man is seriously injured in hospital after being hit by a bus in Mansfield.

The 51-year-old is reported to have been hit by the bus on Chesterfield Road North, near the junction with Debdale Lane in Bull Farm at about 1.20pm today.

He is now being treated at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre.

Witness appeal

Police in Huddersfield are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old woman was assaulted on a bus. It happened aound 8pm on Saturday 5th May as the the woman was travelling on the 307 bus from Huddersfield Town centre along Cowrakes Road with a friend.

She was approached by another passenger who allegedly made threats towards her. It is alleged a fight then took place , which left the victim with bruising. A 48-year-old Huddersfield man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was travelling on the bus at the time or who may have been on Cowrakes Road when the assault took place. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Michelle Dhurmea at Huddersfield Police Station on 01484 436578.

Man dies after being hit by a bus

An elderly man has died after being hit by a bus in Leeds city centre.

78 year old Balwant Singh Bhambra from Chapeltown, Leeds died in St James Hospital a week after the bus struck him as he was crossing the road.

It happened at the junction between Kirkgate, Call Lane and New York Street shortly before midday on 15th April.