Our reporter on the scene has been told all students on the bus were aged 16, except one 18 year old. A driver has also been injured.
Darlington College has sent senior staff to the scene of a bus crash where 20 students sustained injuries. Also at the scene is a college counsellor to talk to people there and reassure them. It is believed that there are no life threatening injuries although one boy may have a broken nose. All students are on their way to hospitals.
Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man from Boosbeck.
48-year-old Trevor Himsworth was last seen at 6.30am on September 17. He left his home in a cream coloured Alfa Romeo Mito.
He is white, of medium build, around 5ft 8” tall with blue eyes and a missing front tooth.
It is believed that he may be in the Northumbria Police force area.
Northumbria Police have arrested a man in connection with a rape in Newcastle. Police were called to a report that a woman had been raped inside an address on Westgate Road at 5.40am on September 14.
Officers believe the offence happened between 3am and 5am and have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the incident.
Emergency services are currently dealing with a collision involving twenty students on a college bus and a van.
It happened on an unclassified road between Aldbrough St John and the road which leads to Piercebridge, near Darlington.
Approximately 14 students are being taken to various hospitals in the area for check-ups and treatment to their injuries.
The driver of the van has sustained leg injuries and the driver of the bus has sustained minor injuries.
The bus was en-route to Darlington College who have been informed of the decision.
Whales have been spotted in the North Sea off Whitby. You don't need to travel to far-flung locations to experience the thrill of spotting whales, they can be seen at this time of year close by the North Yorkshire coast Jill Smith is a regular whale spotter and snapped this picture of a rare sei whale cruising past the North Yorkshire resort.
Minke whales have been seen this last couple of weeks with enthusiasts getting up close enough to 'smell the fish on their breath'
Whitby whale trip organiser Bryan Clarkson said: 'In the summer and autumn months, whales move south along the east coast of Yorkshire, following the shoals of mackerel and herring. From the mid-18th Century, ships headed to Greenland in search of the elusive creatures with dozens of boats returning to bring back the carcasses to be rendered by the harbourside. Thankfully, those days of barbarity are long since gone.' Whales can be spotted off the coast at Whitby up until November.