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Archive for 2011

New Year Honours for Ynysddu foster couple


A couple who have dedicated the last 30 years to fostering have been awarded MBEs in the New Year Honours.

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Millennium Stadium becomes Cardiff’s medical hub


St John Wales volunteers will see in the New Year at the Millennium Stadium as the venue becomes a temporary medical centre to look after Cardiff’s revellers on New Year’s Eve.

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New Year honours include an award for tycoon jailed over stock market scandal


Business gongs include CBE for Gerald Ronson, one of the ‘Guinness four’, for charity work since serving jail term in 1990

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New Year honours list: knighthoods for academics and Nobel laureates


KBEs awarded to Nobel-winning physicists, an Oxford church historian and the designer of Apple’s iPod, iPhone and iPad

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New Year honours recognise successes in poetry, prose – and reality TV


Those honoured in arts include ‘the finest living English poet’, novelists, actors and the man behind the Big Brother format

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New Year honours: Recognition for unsung heroes in the public sector


Awards for Britons who helped during emergency rescue efforts, youth outreach workers, school principals and police officers

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New Year honours for leading figures in sport, the Olympics and Paralympics


List includes world taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson, who was controversially not on sports personality of the year shortlist

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Fake vodka health warning in UK


Tests on counterfeit bottles seized by council trading standards officers across the UK have revealed high levels of methanol

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Margaret Thatcher threatened to veto BBC programme about MI5 and MI6


National Archives’ files show how PM tried to browbeat BBC and reveals speculation about Erroll Flynn being a Nazi agent

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Appeal for information over mountain bike theft in Castle Court, Caerphilly

Police would like to speak to this person in connection with the theft of a mountain bike

Gwent Police is appealing for information to trace the person pictured in this CCTV still.

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More people turn to Debt Relief Orders to relieve financial strain


More people aged between 25 and 34 are turning to Debt Relief Orders (DROs) to deal with their debt problems than any other age group within the population, Insolvency Service figures show.

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Caerphilly shops told to beware of PayPoint rent scam

Police want to trace this man in connection with a rent card scam

Shops in Caerphilly County Borough are being warned against a Pay Point scam which has netted criminals £2,200 in just five days.

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