Arriva Yorkshire has launched 37 new buses, at a family fun day in Castleford.L-R: Jon Croxford; Councillor Eric Firth of WYCA; Neale Wallace of WYCA; Karen Wilson; Richard Johnson of Arriva; Liam Needham of WYCA; Peter Taylor of Arriva; Andy Crowther of ArrivaOver 600 people attended the fun day on 25 June and saw the new ADL Enviro400 MMCs being launched, representing a £8m investment.The buses are now in service on the 163/166 Castleford-Leeds and 189 Wakefield-Leeds routes.Jon Croxford, Area MD for Arriva Yorkshire, says: “We are extremely proud to have hosted such a successful community event, which has seen some fantastic feedback from our customers.“Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped celebrate our £8m fleet investment into West Yorkshire.“With the help of the local community, and prizes kindly donated from Crossgates Shopping Centre, we have also raised around £1,000 for charity; including donations to the SSAFA (Soldier’s Sailors and Air force charity) as well as Cancer Research UK.”The family fun day included an unveiling by Top UK Female Bus Driver winner Karen Wilson, a free hog roast/BBQ for customers, a performance by a local Blues Brothers tribute act, a face painter, a balloon maker, a magician, an illusionist, a bouncy castle, eight fun fair stalls, four local business stands, two charity raffles and two VIP bus tours around Castleford. Customer comments on Facebook and Twitter have described the Family Fun Day as a ‘fantastic day’ with a ‘great community turn out’. Terry Fisher, Inspector at Arriva’s Castleford depot, was particularly impressed that Dewsbury Bus Museum bought a Leyland Panther 1967 bus and a Leyland PD2 bus to the event, which he passed his driving test in over 45 years ago.Mr Croxford adds: “This is an incredibly proud moment for everyone at Arriva as we put another multi-million pound investment into the network and increase the journey experience for our customers.With the new buses going live onto these two routes and the 255/254 it enables us to upgrade our buses in Wakefield on the 444/446 and 425/427 routes too. These will go into service towards the end of July/early August, so watch this space!”
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Freeform/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) —The fallout over disgraced comedian Chris D’Elia continued on Tuesday when his agency, Creative Artists Agency, announced that they fired him as a client.The comic was accused last week of assaulting several women, several of whom were underage at the time. He is also accused of not only sending underage victims unsolicited messages, but also pressured them to take nude pictures of themselves. The Hollywood Reporter reports that CAA’s decision to part ways with D’Elia comes after his Whitney co-star publicly condemned his actions. Whitney Cummings penned an emotionally charged statement on Twitter, writing on Saturday, “It’s taken me a couple of days to process the information I have learned about Chris. I’m devastated and enraged by what I’ve read and learned.”“This is a pattern of predatory behavior. This abuse of power is enabled by silence,” she continued. ” Now that I’m aware, I won’t be silent. Girls should be able to be a fan of a comedian they admire without becoming a sexual target. It’s the adult’s responsibility to be an adult.”Streaming services Hulu and Amazon Prime, along with Comedy Central also publicly removed an episode of Workaholics from their catalogue because it featured D’Elia. He cameoed as a child molester.The 40-year-old maintains his innocence, writing in a public statement denouncing the accusations. D’Elia asserted that all past relationships were “legal and consensual” and that he “never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me.”He also admitted that he “was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle” and that he “will continue to do better.”Los Angeles police confirmed to THR on Tuesday that no one has submitted any reports regarding D’Elia.By Megan StoneCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.