Whitby Abbey is set to be lit up later tonight with thousands also expected to head to the seaside town for the twice-yearly goth festival.
They will be also be a live performance of Dracula which was inspired by the Abbey.
A father and daughter have been rescued after being washed out to sea near Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire.
The girl had been swept into the sea by the heavy swell and her father had gone into help, but both were unable to get back to the shore.
The waves were reaching four metres high when the Whitby lifeboat and a coastguard helicopter were called out to save the pair.
By the time the lifeboat crew were able to find the casualties, they had been in the water for 45 minutes and were exhausted and struggling to stay afloat.
The lifeboat crew managed to pull them aboard to check them over, before they were winched to safety by the rescue helicopter and transferred to hospital.
Whitby RNLI Pilot Mike Russell said, "It was a difficult job, but both crews performed a textbook rescue. Thank goodness we reached the casualties in time to save their lives."
Up to 400 jobs could be created in Whitby port with the development of a wind farm service centre. Dalby Offshore Services is working with Scarborough Borough Council to develop Endeavour Wharf in the town to become a key operations and maintenance centre for the offshore wind industry.
The roles will include marine and maritime skills, vessel repairs and maintenance, engineering and electrical contracting, component supply, port services. The development is also expected to provide a boost for local accommodation services.
Members of the public will be able to discuss the design at a consultation event tomorrow at The Coliseum.
A structural engineer has said that a bus has not structurally damaged a shop in Whitby after crashing into one of its front windows this afternoon. Boyes Stores had to be evacuated at around 2pm. Although the window will need to be secured and brickwork repaired, the main structure of the shop remains intact.
The Arriva Yorkshire bus, which travelled across Station Square, coming to rest in the front of the building, has now been removed. It was also damaged in the collision.
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.
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."
There are reports of queuing traffic after a bus crashed into a shop in Whitby.
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.
Investors in a potash mine, including thousands of local people from the Whitby area look set to benefit on paper this morning after shares of Sirius Minerals rocketed up in price - with a rise of more than 80%.
It follows a controversial vote yesterday evening in which the North York Moors National Park approved the plans.
The company is listed on the alternative stock market.
A controversial plan to sink a huge potash mine in the North York Moors National Park has been approved by park authority members tonight.
It is said the project will create more than a thousand jobs - and many more when it's under construction. But there have been fears it could damage the environment. Chris Kiddey reports from Sneaton Castle near Whitby.
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The Campaign for National Parks has expressed its 'disappointment' at the approval of a potash mine by the North Yorks Moors National Park Authority and says it is now considering mounting a legal challenge.
The charity, which acts as the independent national voice for the 13 National Parks in England and Wales, says the project is 'completely incompatible' with National Park purposes.
CNP now has six weeks to apply for a judicial review and says it now needs to decide whether there are grounds for such a challenge.
We’re really disappointed that NPA members have approved the construction of the world’s largest potash mine in the North York Moors. We have long maintainedthat this project is completely incompatible with National Park purposes and that the promised economic benefits could never justify the huge damage that it would do to the area’s landscape and wildlife and to the local tourism economy. There was clear evidence of the planning grounds for refusing this project in the report produced by NPA officers but there has also been huge pressure for NPA members to approve a project which has been widely promoted as bringing employment to the area, even though many of the jobs will not go to local people.
The North Yorks Moors planning commitee has approved plans for a potash mine in the national park, near Whitby, by eight votes to seven. It could set a benchmark for national parks nationwide.