Manchester United Munich air disaster hero Harry Gregg is to be honoured 50 years on by the University of Ulster.

The former Northern Ireland and Busby Babes goalkeeper - who repeatedly went back into the crashed plane to rescue passengers - is to receive the degree of Doctor of the University in recognition of his services to football.

The 75-year-old was brought up in Coleraine, where he will be honoured in the summer graduation by the university.

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