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.
More top news
A Manchester City fan has been cleared of using racist language during the Manchester derby after stewards failed to show up for his trial.
Investigators have released images of two more people they wish to speak to about the Hillsborough tragedy.
Anthony Walker was murdered in a park in Liverpool in 2005. His family have spoken about their loss.