Pair reunited after 25 years

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A Belper man has been reunited with his ex-wife after more than 25 years at a university reunion event.

Keith Whitaker from Belper, Derby returned to the University of Hertfordshire – formerly Hatfield Polytechnic - to collect a special award after graduating 40 years ago. The occasion was extra special for him, as he returned with Sue Thompson - who he met while they were both studying at Hatfield Polytechnic. Having married shortly after their studies, Keith and Sue later divorced and lost touch. However, they got back in contact through the website Friends Reunited before attending the reunion and have remained friends ever since.

Keith said: “For us to still be very happy to know each other after 40 years is very special.”