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Former Paralympian given award by Prime Minister

A former paralympian from Wales who survived breast cancer twice and a motorbike accident that left her paralysed is being honoured by the Prime Minister.

Melanie Davies is working to build a first of its kind rehabilitation centre in Wales.

Melanie Davies will be presented with the Point of Light Award by David Cameron for her work improving the lives of others with disabilities.

The award recognises outstanding contribution and service to the community.

Watch: Wales This Week follows the journey of Melanie Davies

Catch up: Wales This Week, Kicking it out

by Alun Jones

During the apartheid, sporting contact with South Africa had become highly controversial. Despite this, several so-called Rebel Tours left the UK, sparking huge protests.

Twenty five years ago, one such tour saw ten Welsh rugby internationals and six Welsh Rugby Union officials fly out to South Africa as part of a World Fifteen rugby team.

The tour had been organised independently of the WRU, who had never sanctioned the trip, but the backlash rocked the foundations of Welsh rugby.

Wales This Week is on Monday's at 8 on ITV Cymru Wales

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Call to tackle number of empty houses in Wales

Housing groups and politicians say more could be done to help reduce the number of empty homes in Wales.

The latest figures show there are at least 23,000 properties which have been empty for more than six months.

The Welsh Government says it is on track to meet a target of bringing 5,000 empty homes back into use by 2016.

Kelsey Redmore reports.

You can see more on this story on Wales This Week tonight at 8pm

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