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Fossils move to Natural History Museum

Unique fossils found in Llandrindod Wells have been given a new home in London’s Natural History Museum. The unusual fossils were found in the disused Llanfawr quarry in the town and after being studied by scientists, they were found to be a very rare discovery. The remarkable find was made in 2004 using specialist X-ray equipment, but the details have only just been announced after scientists studied them and realised their significance.

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Charity worker to carry Olympic torch

Charity worker Nicci Shrimpton has been chosen to carry the Olympic torch across her home county of Powys. Nicci, 45, from Caersws, will carry the torch on a leg of its journey between Swansea and Aberystwyth on May 27. She is among 8,000 runners to be chosen for the honour of taking part in the relay, which will mark the start of the London 2012 Games.

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Kathy needs wigs to help children

Cancer sufferer Kathy Woodyatt is appealing for children’s wigs so she can help youngsters who have lost their hair. Kathy, 50, from Newbridge-on-Wye, loans wigs free of charge to other women who have lost their hair through cancer treatments and other illnesses. She now wants to extend her service for children.

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Vans help to recruit foster carers

Potential foster carers are being encouraged to come forward through an unusual county council campaign. Powys County Council, in Llandrindod Wells, is reaching out to new carers through its vehicles. A total of 43 council vehicles now display the question “We foster for Powys…could you?”

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Hundreds watch council meeting

Hundreds of people watched a county council meeting after it was broadcast on a new webcam system. Powys County Council, which is based in Llandrindod Wells, ran a webcam experiment at one of its meetings and was staggered by the results. A meeting to debate the issue of wind farms in the region was broadcast live and watched by over 1,500 members of the public. A total of 948 of these views were live.

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