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Lloyd George recognised as a 'Great Briton' by Royal Mail

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The new stamp showing David Lloyd George and the House of Parliament Credit: Royal Mail

150 years after his birth, David Lloyd George is included in a new series of stamps recognising 'Great Britons'. Royal Mail say they hope the stamp will be a lasting tribute to the memory of the MP for Caernarfon Boroughs, who became Prime Minister during the First World War.

He is also remembered as the Chancellor of the Exchequer who laid the foundations of the welfare state in his 'People's Budget'. It introduced old age pensions for the first time, paid for by death duties on the wealthy.

The new stamp has been welcomed by Liberal Democrat AM William Powell, whose Mid and West Wales region includes Llanystumdwy where Lloyd George was brought up. He said that Britain's last Liberal premier was 'without doubt one of our nation's Prime Ministers'.

Welsh football legend John Charles appears on FA postage stamps

Former Swansea City player Gary Richards is now a postman Credit: Royal Mail

Former Welsh international John Charles is featured on a new set of stamps marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Football Association.

Charles, who died in 2004, is considered one of Wales' greatest ever footballers.

The stamp set celebrates 11 of the greatest football heroes from across the UK, with the players depicted in their home nation strip:

John Barnes (England); Gordon Banks (England); George Best (Northern Ireland); John Charles (Wales); Bobby Charlton (England); Jimmy Greaves (England); Kevin Keegan (England); Denis Law (Scotland); Dave Mackay (Scotland); Bobby Moore (England) and Bryan Robson (England).

A stamp of approval for Jade Jones

Royal Mail stamp of Jade Jones
Jade Jones from Flint won Britain's first ever gold medal in Taekwando Credit: Royal Mail

A Gold Medal stamp to celebrate Jade Jones' gold medal win in the Women’s Taekwondo under 57kg will be available to buy from lunchtime.

Royal Mail will also paint a post box gold in Flint to commemorate the teenager's success.

The stamps will be on sale in over 500 Post Offices across the UK, including the Post Office at Church Street, Flint, and Henblas Street, Wrexham.

The 19-year-old from Flintshire showed no fear in the final against the Chinese fighter last night, closing out a 6-4 victory.

Last night's win gave Britain its first ever Olympic medal in the sport and meant Jade is the youngest competitor in Team GB to secure a medal at London 2012.

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'Unique' Portmeirion depicted on postage stamp

Portmeirion depicted on a stamp
The village was designed and built between 1925 and 1975 Credit: Royal Mail

Portmeirion features as part of a new Royal Mail stamp collection, depicting 26 landmarks across the country.

One of Wales' top visitor attractions, the North Wales village was created by architect Clough Williams-Ellis in a Mediterranean style starting in the early 20th century.

Huw Jones, Chair of Portmeirion Ltd, said "Portmeirion is known far and wide for its beauty and character and it is very appropriate that these stamps will carry that message across the world for everyone to enjoy."

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