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Local radio legend to receive honorary degree

A sports journalist who has covered more than 2,700 games for local radio is to receive an honorary degree from a journalism college.

Nottingham radio legend, Colin Slater, left, is to be honoured with a degree of Master of Arts from Nottingham Trent University’s School of Arts and Humanities.

Colin is now in his sixth decade reporting on Notts County and even helped to save the club from extinction in 1965.

Said Colin: “I am deeply grateful to Nottingham Trent University for this honour, as I am to so many people who have given me opportunities and loyally supported me as I have undertaken them.”

Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, Professor Murray Pratt, said: “Our journalism students can learn a lot from Colin and his passion for reporting local sport, and everyone can learn something from his dedication to community work.”

Colin will receive the degree of Master of Arts on Wednesday 23 July at the School of Arts and Humanities’ graduation ceremony.