The late TV presenter Tony Morris has been recognised with a posthumous doctorate almost two years after his death.

The former Granada Reports presenter from Ramsbottom was represented at the University of Salford by his two daughters, Natalie and Rebecca Morris, who received the degree and shared memories of their "inspirational" father.

Chancellor of the University, Lucy Meacock, spoke at the ceremony sharing her memories of the late broadcaster with his family and final year students who were also graduating.

Bury Times: Rebecca Morris (Left) Lucy Meacock (Centre) Natalie Morris (Right)Rebecca Morris (Left) Lucy Meacock (Centre) Natalie Morris (Right)

She said: “Wherever you end up working, one day I hope you will find a colleague like the man who receives his posthumous degree from Salford University today.

“Tony Morris was a truly remarkable broadcaster a wonderful colleague and a great friend, whether it was at the studios at Granada reports or elsewhere.

“We all wish he was here with us of course, but we share some of our best memories of him today and we will recognise his important contribution to broadcasting and how much he enriched all of our lives.

“Remember the name Tony Morris he will always be a great inspiration and an important role model for all of us.”

The emotional speech was followed by Paul Duckworth, a long-time colleague of Tony’s from Granada Reports.

He shared his memories of Tony at work, his love for his daughters and how dedicated he was to inspiring young journalists.  

Bury Times: Mum Kim (centre) Natalie (Left) Rebecca (Right)Mum Kim (centre) Natalie (Left) Rebecca (Right)

Tony’s daughter, Natalie Morris, 33, said: “It was a huge honour to collect the award on dad's behalf.

"It felt incredibly special to have his amazing achievements recognised on such a huge platform, particularly because he was incredibly humble and never saw in himself what others saw in him.

“We were just absolutely brimming with pride. The speeches about dad were just perfect. They were funny, moving, and so personal.

“Anyone who has lost a loved one will know how amazing it is to hear stories about them and hear how much they are loved by other people.

“The ceremony was emotionally charged and so wonderfully put together. To be there with my family and to know that so much work had gone into making it special and to remembering dad and his legacy, it really meant the world to all of us.”

To see the full ceremony and the speeches in full click here.