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Tributes to former presenter Marylyn Webb

Tributes have been paid to the former Calendar presenter Marylyn Webb who has died suddenly at her home in Lincolnshire. She was 66. A familiar face for 17 years, Marylyn became one of the most well-known personalities on Yorkshire Television.

Former colleagues, including presenter Austin Mitchell, Calendar editor John Wilford and TV vet John Baxter are among those who have paid their respects, describing her as a talented journalist who related to the people she interviewed. Lindsay Eastwood looks back on her career.


Former Calendar presenter dies aged 66

The former Calendar presenter Marylyn Webb has died at the age of 66 at her home in Lincolnshire.

A familiar face for nearly 20 years, Marylyn was one of the most popular presenters on Yorkshire Television. As a reporter she covered some of the biggest national stories including the five year 'Yorkshire Ripper' investigation.

Former Calendar presenter Alan Hardwick said today:

“Marylyn was for many years the female face of Calendar and a very good friend. She had a special relationship with our viewers that has stood the test of time; whenever anyone talks to me about Calendar – which, even after all this time, is often – they always mention Marylyn with great fondness.

"She was professional, she was kind, and I will miss her a great deal. My deepest condolences are with Alan and the family."

We'll be paying tribute to Marylyn on Calendar tonight at 6pm.


Calendar's Jon lights up village

Jon Hill Credit: ITV Yorkshire

People from around the Selby area braved heavy rain to see ITV Calendar correspondent Jon Hill switch-on the Christmas lights in the little village of Burn.

It was the village’s sixth annual celebrity switch-on and included a Christmas market and Christmas tree festival in Burn Methodist Chapel as well as a free buffet provided by landlord Andy Howdall in The Wheatsheaf pub.

Jon, who was presented with a scroll and giant key giving him freedom of the village and appointing him honorary Viscount of Burn, said he had often visited Burn to see friends and cover news stories and he was always impressed with the huge community spirit for a place with so few residents.”

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