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New Year Honours: MBE for Paralympic champion Rob Davies

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Paralympic gold medallist Rob Davies has become an MBE in the New Year Honours list.

The 32-year-old, from Brecon, Powys, was crowned table tennis champion in Rio in September and was rewarded for his services to the sport.

There was also an MBE for Age Cymru Ceredigion president Lyndon Lloyd, from Newcastle Emlyn.

Mr Lloyd, who joined the charity in 1969, told BBC Wales it was a "pleasure" to receive the honour.

He added: "But my pleasure was somebody far away had recognised our contribution to care of the elderly and services to the elderly through Age Cymru in Ceredigion.

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"The honour that comes to me as president is the honour for all the staff, all of the volunteers who are so important in our services.

"It's an honour for them as well and recognition of their contribution."

BEMs were awarded to Aberystwyth and district stroke club social secretary Audrey Evans for services to the community and Paul Raymond-Barker from Brecon, for services to forestry.

The Welsh Ambulance Trust's head of research and innovation, Nigel Rees from Ystradgynlais, Powys, has been awarded the Queen's Ambulance Service Medal.

Mr Rees, who has been with the service for 24 years, was credited with helping the trust win two research for patient and public benefit grants.

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