BBC WM presenter Ed Doolan has died aged 76 after suffering with vascular dementia.

For over 20 years the veteran BBC broadcaster recorded his popular Christmas show at Symphony Hall annually for broadcast on BBC WM 95.6FM during the Christmas holiday.

He joined BBC Radio WM in 1982 and was the first local radio presenter to be inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame, in 2004.

Mr Doolan was appointed MBE for services to broadcasting and charity and was the first person to be awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Birmingham, the University of Aston and Birmingham City University.