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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UKIP Assembly Member Michelle Brown has apologised after a recording emerged of her using a racial slur.
There will be a number of road closures in place in Cardiff today as the British Speedway Grand Prix returns to the Welsh Capital.
Today will be a day of often heavy showers, with the risk of hail and thunder.