Several Welsh politicians have also been recognised on the New Year Honours list. Liberal Democrat MP Roger Williams has been given a CBE for public and political service.
Dr Rodney Berman, who was the Liberal Democrat leader of Cardiff Council until May 2012, has been given an OBE for services to local government and the community in Cardiff.
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A band of rain pushing in overnight, bringing with it the odd spot of coastal and hill fog, but things should improve by tomorrow.
Local authorities said the move is necessary to "avert the growing number of deaths and increasing harm linked to psychoactive substances".
Sunny and bright spells for most of us this afternoon, feeling pleasantly warm.