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 hit-and-run driver from Dudley who killed a pedestrian after ploughing into him on the pavement has been jailed for more than four years.
Generally fine day with plenty of sunshine and light winds,
Feeling pleasant today with lengthy sunny spells.