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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Breezy and rather cloudy this evening and overnight.
Mainly dry to start with some clear spells but remaining windy and mild.
Bright and blustery conditions with a few scattered showers.