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Darlington College: "All families have been contacted"

"Approximately 14 college students have been taken to hospital with injuries after the bus they were travelling in collided with a transit van at Aldbrough earlier today.

"None of the students are thought to be seriously injured but they have all been taken to hospital. One of the students is thought to have suffered a broken nose.

"The accident happened on an unclassified road between Aldbrough St John and the road that leads to Piercebridge near Darlington. The driver of the van sustained leg injuries and the bus driver has minor injuries.

"The college immediately sent senior staff and support staff to assist students and support is ongoing this morning. All the families of the students involved have been contacted and senior college staff are at the scene assisting with the emergency teams."

– Darlington College statement

Darlington College sends counsellor to crash scene

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 try to locate missing Boosbeck man

Trevor Himsworth

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.

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Man arrested after Newcastle rape

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.

BREAKING: 14 students injured in bus crash

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.

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Whales Spotted Wandering by Whitby

A rare sei whale off the coast of Whitby Credit: JILL SMITH

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 whale offshore Whitby Credit: JILL SMITH

Minke whales have been seen this last couple of weeks with enthusiasts getting up close enough to 'smell the fish on their breath'

Humpback Whale seen on a recent trip from Whitby Credit: LUCY THORNTON

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.

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