There weren't many people who had a better 2012 than cyclist Mark Colbourne. The rider from Tredegar shot to fame when he won Great Britian's first medal of the Paralympic Games. He went on to win two more as well - and now he's been made an MBE. Nick Hartley caught up with him.
The last six months have seen the North Wales child abuse scandal back on the agenda, fatal fires in Prestatyn and Cwmbran, and London 2012.
Our reporter looks back at some of the famous Welsh names we lost this year.
Our North Wales Reporter tells of his experiences standing alongside dozens of families evacuated from their homes in St Asaph last month.