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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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uk or writing to: School Modernisation team, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG.
The hospital in Gobowen, near Oswestry, is only a few miles from Wales, and about 40 per cent of its patients - whose treatment costs run into the thousands - are from Powys and North Wales.
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For such a rural community, Powys can boast several world-leading businesses and as a Powys lad, this makes me immensely proud," Mr Williams said.
The service is to be largely provided within the county of Powys although some sites are outside of the county.
However, these are all small part-time branches whereas Dinas Powys is the only full-time branch affected in this way.
POWYS Cllr Michael Jones, Powys Independent Alliance THE Powys Independent Alliance Group are by far the largest political group on Powys County Council, and the senior partner in the ruling coalition (with the Liberal Democrats) that currently governs the Council.
In financial terms, the savings due to the new system are equivalent to the cost of more than 40 officers, representing a savings on resources equal to more than 1 million pounds per annum," said Mike Stevenson, IT Manager of the Dyfed Powys Police Force.
A Hate Crime Pilot Scheme in Powys proved so valuable it has been spread throughout the force.