Tomorrow the town of Machynlleth will come to a halt for the funeral of April Jones. The five year old was murdered after being abducted as she played near her home almost a year ago.
Many believe the events of last October have changed the town forever, as Kevin Ashford reports.
More top news
Two years ago, 18 year-old Conner Marshall was killed in a savage attack by a known criminal who was on probation.
The student, who has lived in the UK since she was 12, faced leaving the UK three months before completing her degree.
The last official day of winter seems determined to go out with a bang! It's a cold and frosty start with snow on the hills.