Paul Shane loved to make people laugh. He was the perfect panto Dame - and in this clip from 2008, he spoke to Calendar ahead of his appearance in Jack and the Beanstalk at Barnsley.
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The Met Office issue wind and rain warnings for the region for the next 24-48 hours
Dry but cloudy overnight.
Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty and Christmas Day looks like being generally cold and dry, but cloudier further east