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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Two families involved in supplying drugs and money laundering in north Wales have been convicted.
More rain for Wales on the way over the next few days.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for more rain across parts of Wales.