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Boxer Amir Khan urges support for refugees

Professional boxer Amir Khan has urged people to help support the thousands of refugees who are arriving in Europe everyday.

Speaking during his visit to a Syrian refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos the two-time former world champion said: "They have come here as refugees with nothing in their hand, with hardly any money, so we have to show our support and help these people."


Amir Khan to be honoured at Bolton University

Amir Khan Credit: PA Images

Bolton boxer Amir Khan will recieve an honorary degree today. He'll be will be given a Doctor of Science degree by the University of Bolton in recognition of his 'outstanding contribution to sport and charity'.

Cricketer Sajid Mahmood, Former England netball player Tracey Neville and Dave Whelan, ex-footballer and Wigan Athletic owner are also among the sporting names being honoured at ceremonies this week.

Baroness Warsi is among the political figures to be awarded an honorary degree. She will be given a doctorate in Social Science for her 'outstanding contribution to politics'.


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