Ashley Jackson to get honorary doctorate

Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Huddersfield University in recognition of his contribution to the arts.

He has been painting the Yorkshire landscape for more than 40 years and his watercolours of the area have been exhibited around the world. He says he's humbled and thankful for the honour which he'll receive during a graduation ceremony at the university in July.