Manchester singer Mick Hucknall is probably feeling quite proud of himself - having picked up a doctorate for services to music from Manchester University. The former Simply Red front man is also releasing his first solo album 'American Soul' - and a new single.
He spoke to Sarah Rogers about the past, future and being a waiter at a working mans club in Denton.
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Sun extending southeastwards throughout the day. Light winds, feeling pleasant
Not a bad start to Sunday with bright spells for much of the region, but cloudier further south and east
Mainly dry on Saturday night, cloudier to the SE of the region, lows 5-9c. That cloud pulls away during Sunday