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Brecon

(brĕk`ən) or

Brecknock

(brĕk`nŏk, –nək), town (1981 pop. 7,422), Powys, S Wales, at the junction of the Honddu and Usk rivers. It is a market for the surrounding agricultural and cattle-raising area. Brecon was founded by the Normans c.1091. In the town are fragments of an 11th-century castle; Christ College, founded by Henry VIII in 1542; and the 11th-century priory church of St. John, which became a cathedral in 1923.

Brecon

, Brecknock
1. a town in SE Wales, in Powys: textile and leather industries. Pop.: 7901 (2001)
2. short for Breconshire
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Thai police have still not solved the murder of another British backpacker, Kirsty Jones, 23, of Brecon, Wales, who was raped and killed in Chiang Mai, 500 miles north of Bangkok two years ago.
Josh, 26, a member of The Rifles regiment who served two tours in Afghanistan, died on a training exercise in Brecon, Wales, last week.
But when he heard chiefs were short for an exercise in Brecon, Wales, he and his best friend volunteered to step in.
In August 2000, another backpacker, Liverpool University graduate Kirsty Jones, aged 23, of Brecon, Wales, was raped and murdered while staying at a hostel in the northern city of Chiang Mai.
Worthing, West Sussex, was named the most profitable town in Britain for the third year in a row, with Brecon, Wales retaining second spot.
Kirsty, from Tredomen, near Brecon, Wales, graduated from Liverpool University last summer and was planning to go to Australia to join her boyfriend.
Oliver, 26, of Brecon, Wales, was described as "a truly amazing person".
Few of the winning lines came from small punters, according to Paul Petrie of totepool, who said: "Early indication suggests most of the winners have come from big playing syndicates although there was a punter from an independent shop in Brecon, Wales, who staked just pounds 18 and came out with over pounds 10K profit.
Liverpool University graduate Kirsty Jones (above) aged 23, of Brecon, Wales, was raped and killed while staying at a hostel in the northern city of Chiang Mai in August 2000.
A statement yesterday comes amid allegations that police botched the investigation into the death of former Liverpool University student 23-year-old Kirsty Jones, of Brecon, Wales, whose body was found at a guest house in the northern city of Chiang Mai on August 10, 2000.
Bowen was arrested by police on Thursday after neighbour, retired civil servant, Llandis Burdon, 56, was found dead in his semi-detached home in Talybont-on-Usk, near Brecon, Wales.
The boy, from Trecastle, near Brecon, Wales died in hospital.