Its out! I'm hugely honoured to have been awarded an MBE and eternally grateful to those whose love & support has enabled this to happen x
Morning - thank you so so much for all the lovely messages. Feel quite embarrassed by it all!! Off to get a bacon sandwich to celebrate!
Many thanks for the kind comments re my surprising gong.
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A yellow warning of ice and snow has been issued by the Met Office. It covers many parts of Wales from 18:00hrs tonight.
A burglar who ate an entire tub of ice cream before falling asleep in the house he was raiding has been jailed.
It will remain cold this afternoon with a risk of wintry showers. Winds remain strong. Best of the brightness through eastern counties.