South East Wales

Queen's Birthday Honours in south east Wales

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Image caption Gareth Edwards was honoured for services to sport and for charitable services

Rugby legend Gareth Edwards has received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

The former Welsh and British and Irish Lions scrum half, from Bridgend, was honoured for services to sport and for charitable services.

Priscilla Davies, from Coed-y-Paen, Monmouthshire, has been appointed CBE for voluntary services to the community.

Eleven people from south East Wales have also received MBEs.

These include William Farnham, a volunteer co-ordinator for Cardiff Neighbourhood Watch; Yvonne Jordan, advanced nurse practitioner at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport; and Pamela Tanner, chairman of Torfaen Voluntary Alliance.

Four others have been appointed OBE and nine were awarded British Empire Medals.

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