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AC/DC frontman to get honorary degree in Newcastle

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson (right) Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is to be given an honorary degree in Newcastle this morning.

The 66-year-old, from Dunston in Gateshead, will be made an Honorary Doctor of Music at Northumbria University.

Johnson has been the lead vocalist of the Australian rock band since the 1980s.

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AC/DC rocker to be given honorary degree

The lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, is to receive an honorary degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle. The musician, who is from Gateshead, will be made an honorary Doctor of Music.

Johnson will become an honorary doctor of music Credit: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Others who will receive honorary degrees this summer include Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and former Labour MP, and Baroness Howells of St David, a life peer who campaigns for racial equality.

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Robbie Williams breaks fan's arm after falling off stage

The accident is reported to have happened at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena Credit: PA

Robbie Williams broke a fan's arm after falling off the stage at a recent gig, the Daily Mirror has reported.

According to the newspaper, the 52-year-old woman spent the night in hospital after the accident at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.

The woman - who has been named as Margaret Nash - is reported to have a full length plaster cast on her right arm after the incident last month.

The Daily Mirror says the Stoke-born singer's production company has contacted Margaret.

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