Former rugby star Richard Parks has received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Wales, Newport.
The former Wales International and Barbarian flanker raised £1million for Marie Curie Cancer Care by completing the 737 Challenge in July last year.
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Unemployment in Wales has fallen by 11,000 in the last quarter, according to new statistics.
The Education Secretary said tuition fees in Wales will remain at £9,000 instead of the planned rise to £9,295 in line with inflation.