Leicester born author Sue Townsend, who wrote the Adrian Mole books, will receive an honorary degree from De Montfort University today.
Birmingham born actor Adrian Lester and Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones will also receive degrees from the University of Warwick.
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Cold this evening, but turning cloudier with fog overnight.
Cold overnight with a widespread frost, mist and fog patches.
A man has died after a glider crashed into a field following a mid-air collision.