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University honour for Sir Jimmy Young

Veteran broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gloucestershire.

The 91-year-old was awarded a Doctorate of Arts in recognition of his outstanding service to broadcasting and his association to the county.

Sir Jimmy, who was born in Cinderford, in the Forest of Dean, hosted a daily show on BBC Radio 2 for 35 years and was a successful singer in the 1950s.

  • 23 Nov 2012