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Sir Lenny Henry offers some inspirational words

Credit: Birmingham City University

Sir Lenny Henry addresses his first graduation ceremony as Chancellor of Birmingham City University.

The Dudley-born star addressed more than one thousand students at a ceremony at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

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Lenny Henry honoured with 'paving stone' award

Lenny Henry is set to receive an award Credit: PA

Comedian Lenny Henry will be honoured with an award in his hometown of Dudley today.

The award, presented by the MOBOs and ITV 2, is part of a wider initiative called 'Paving the Way'. The campaign celebrates renowned performers who have inspired a new generation of artists, honouring them with a paving stone in a place which means something to them.

Lenny has chosen Buffery Park in Dudley.


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Ukip candidate quit by 'mutual agreement' over tweet

A Ukip council candidate who posted an offensive tweet about the comedian Lenny Henry resigned his membership of the party after it was "mutually agreed this would be the best course", a Ukip spokesman said.

William Henwood, who suggested Henry should emigrate to a "black country", was due to stand for the party in next month's election in Enfield, north London.

Lenny Henry thanks fans following UKIP race row tweet

Dudley's Lenny Henry has thanked his fans for their support, after a UKIP candidate tweeted that he should emigrate to a "black country".

William Henwood, who is standing in a council election, made the comment in response to a speech by the actor and comedian that said ethnic minorities were under-represented on British television.

Read: UKIP in row over candidate's Lenny Henry tweet

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