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Regional daily editor honoured at degree ceremony

A daily newspaper editor has officially been handed an honorary degree from University Campus Suffolk.

Nigel Pickover, editor of the Ipswich Evening Star, accepted the accolade at a university graduation ceremony last week in front of students from the School of Science, Technology and Health.

Nigel said he was thrilled to be part of such a special day in the heart of a town that he is very proud of.

The audience was told that Nigel had been editor of the Star for 16 years making him one of the longest-serving newspaper bosses in the regional press.

Terry Hunt, editor of sister paper the East Anglian Daily Times was handed an honorary degree in September.