Joe McElderry topped the bill at this year's Christmas lights switch on in Sheffield. The 2009 X Factor winner performed several songs including his first hit 'The Climb'. Backstage he told us about his new album and single as well as what he makes of this year's contestants on the reality TV show.
More top news
Calendar weather update with Jon Mitchell
We've had some cracking sunsets recently. LINDA LOCKWOOD from Riddlesden has asked JON MITCHELL why sunsets are red. Here he explains why.
Some of the UK's biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year.