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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It's hoped more people will consider using their local service amid concerns over the future of the bus industry.
Dry across the country this evening with broken cloud and some late sunshine. Scattered showers expected tomorrow.
40,000 people are expected at the motorbike event in the capital this weekend.