Former rugby international JJ Williams told ITV Wales he is 'absolutely thrilled' to be awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list, admitting: 'I thought it had passed me by.'
The former Wales winger said he'd told his family the news after they'd enjoyed a Christmas lunch together.
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Aaron French-Willcox was just 19 years old when he was found dead while living in a tent in a park in February.
Police are searching for a man who fled on foot after his car collided with four vehicles - leaving a child with minor injuries.
Joshua Pillinger died in the collision at the Mid Wales Activity Centre on Sunday.