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Powys

(pō`ĭs), county, 2,009 sq mi (5,204 sq km), E central Wales. The terrain is a network of lowlands, highlands, and connecting plateaus. Agriculture is economically important, as are sheep and cattle raising. There are some light and service industries. Named after the Welsh princedom, Powys peaked as a vital region in the 12th cent. Tourists are attracted to the 8th-century Offa's DykeOffa's Dyke,
ancient entrenchment of W England and E Wales, from the Dee estuary to near the estuary of the Wye River. It was built in the 8th cent. by Offa, king of Mercia, as a barrier against the Welsh and lies mainly along the England-Wales boundary.
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, a feature within the landscape, and to the remains of numerous Norman castles.

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1. John Cowper . 1872--1963, British novelist, essayist, and poet, who spent much of his life in the US. His novels include Wolf Solent (1929), A Glastonbury Romance (1932), and Owen Glendower (1940)
2. his brother, Llewelyn. 1884--1939, British essayist and journalist
3. his brother, T(heodore) F(rancis). 1875--1953, British novelist and short-story writer, noted for such religious fables as Mr Weston's Good Wine (1927) and Unclay (1931)

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a county in E Wales, formed in 1974 from most of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire. Administrative centre: Llandrindod Wells. Pop.: 129 300 (2003 est.). Area: 5077 sq. km (1960 sq. miles)
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The email claims there were "a number of questions raised around finance" and with Powys council contributing around PS19m towards development of the Beacons Campus, a further PS25m would need to be sourced.
The awards, sponsored by Powys County Council, celebrate excellence in business in the county and bring recognition in the local and regional business communities.
The next test for Dinas Powys is against second-placed Cwmaman Institute, who were beaten 3-0 by leaders Ton Pentre last weekend.
The 2009 Powys Business Awards were organised by the Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and Powys County Council.
Middle girls: 100m 3 Chloe Hughes (NEW) 12.85; 200m 3 Amelia Reynolds (Powys) 24.95; 300m 3 Siriol Jones (NEW) 43.54; 800m 1 Cari Hughes (Eryri) 2-17.87; 3,000m 1 Issy Morris (Powys) 10-10.62 (CBP); 80mH 1 Abigail Bowen (Powys) 12.16; 300mH 1 Bowen 43.45; 1,500m SCH 3 Megan Tucker (Powys) 6-02.72; PV 2 Ellie Collins (NEW) 2.35; LJ 1 Chloe Hughes 5.72, 3 Sarah Atkinson (NEW) 4.94; TJ 1 Sarah Williams (Powys) 10.54; SP 1 (equal) Katie Whitley (NEW) 12.80 (CBP); DT 1 Amber Rimmington (NEW) 38.24, 2 Whitley 31.68; HT 1 Rimmington 52.77 (CBP); JT 3 Tia Williams (NEW) 28.63.
Mr Franks has met with Dinas Powys councillors and Plaid Assembly candidate Dr Ian Johnson to inspect the road.
Y darn o'r A470 sy'n ymestyn o'i chyffordd a Chylchfan Brynich, Aberhonddu hyd at ei chyffordd a ffordd sirol yr A438 wrth Bont-y-bat, Llanfilo, Powys.
The Wee Wonders Championship was organised by Powys County Council's Sports Development Unit and is part of their strategy to increase participation in golf.
Powys chief Simon Prince "I will put the public first and make sure all our staff provide excellent frontline services."
Instead, Wenvoe played Cardiff Bay and Dinas Powys took on Pentwyn.
Bishop John, a former criminal lawyer and patron of Powys Challenge, said: "If Powys Challenge had to close it would be a huge step backwards for crime prevention in mid Wales and, in terms of the support and guidance which it offers to those who have offended, closure would create a gap which others services may not be able to fill.
The Grow in Powys website has been introduced by Powys County Council to provide a wide range of information that is relevant to farm businesses, the tourism sector, communities and job seekers in the county.