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Edwards given university fellowship

News reader Huw Edwards has received an honorary fellowship from Bangor University.

The BBC anchor was awarded the title for services to journalism and broadcasting at a ceremony in the Welsh town.

Edwards, who presents the News At Ten, was born in Bridgend and brought up in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire.

He said: "Receiving an honour is always a pleasure, but receiving an honour in Wales is an even greater pleasure, and of course, in the case of Bangor University, which has a long tradition of promoting Welsh over many decades, it's an honour for me to be here, and I'm grateful to the university for offering me this honour, which I will always be pleased to have received."

He is one of 12 people being presented with honorary fellowships during the university's graduation ceremonies this month.

Vice-chancellor Professor John Hughes said: "Bangor University is strongly grounded within its community and we're delighted to be able to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by these individuals in their chosen fields.

"They have made a vital contribution to Welsh life or have a strong connection with Bangor University, and we're looking forward to welcoming them to our degree ceremonies."


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