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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A would-be jihadi bride has been found guilty of helping a young man to fight in Syria after they struck up a long-distance romance online.
Mainly dry and rather cloudy this evening and overnight. Some clear spells may develop at times.