Suffolk broadcaster Bill Turnbull is to be remembered after a medical prize was set up in his name at a top Cambridge college.

Mr Turnbull lived near the Suffolk coast before his death from prostate cancer last year - after retiring from BBC Breakfast News he became a popular member of the village community near Leiston.

His legacy could help some student medics training at Ipswich Hospital find out about health care in the US.

Mr Turnbull was a former BBC colleague of broadcaster Roger Mosey, who is now Master of Cambridge’s Selwyn College.

Turnbull attended a number of events at Selwyn College over the years and now a prize has been set up in his name with the permission of his family.

The Bill Turnbull Prize for Clinical Medicine will be given to a Selwyn student in the fourth to sixth years of their medical degree.

It is backed by an “initial five-figure donation” from Mr Turnbull’s estate.

Many of Selwyn College’s students are based for some of their training at Ipswich Hospital, which was one of the places where Mr Turnbull received care while being treated for prostate cancer.

A travel scholarship is also being established at the college in recognition of Mr Turnbull’s love of the United States, where he served as a BBC correspondent in New York and then Washington.

It will give £1,000 each summer to students wanting to travel to the USA for the benefit of their academic work.

His widow, Sesi Turnbull, said: “Bill would be so honoured to be remembered with this prize and scholarship from Selwyn College.

“Throughout his life he had a strong connection with America, where we lived as a family for some years while he was working as a BBC correspondent.

“Towards the end of his life, after moving to Suffolk, Bill received outstanding care from Ipswich Hospital, for which we will always be grateful.

“It is wonderful to know that others will get the opportunity to broaden their studies in places which were so close to Bill’s heart.”