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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Windy with a mixture of sunshine and heavy, blustery showers. Showers most frequent in the northwest, becoming less frequent for the evening
A blustery day, with occasional showers and strong westerly winds. Some sunny spells are likely, however it will be feeling rather cool.
A yellow weather warning is in place as gusts of up to 70 mph sweep across the Midlands