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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 call for a suspension of any further development in Dinas Powys until an impact assessment had been undertaken into the Barry project was made by Dinas Powys councillor Chris Williams.
Dr Brian John, of GM Free Cymru, accused Mr Harrington of perpetrating a "scam" which had cost the taxpayer pounds 4,200 for the Powys CC investigation.
As a consequence, the council investigation has ended and the matter has been referred to Dyfed Powys Police.
I have been most disappointed in the lack of progress for a safe cycle path from Barry through Dinas Powys to that bridge since the green light was given to build the Pont-y-Werin bridge.
The 2009 Powys Business Awards were organised by the Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and Powys County Council.
The next test for Dinas Powys is against second-placed Cwmaman Institute, who were beaten 3-0 by leaders Ton Pentre last weekend.
The awards, organised by MWMG, recognise and celebrate business excellence at all levels in Powys.
Mr Franks has met with Dinas Powys councillors and Plaid Assembly candidate Dr Ian Johnson to inspect the road.
e Welsh Government has given Powys County Council grant funding of PS590,000 to operate this scheme for this nancial year (2014-15).
Powys Council and Natural Resources Wales have teamed up to give away native apple, pear, cherry and plum trees, as part of the Community Nectar Tree scheme.
Pictured with the bus petition are Rene Gannon, Margaret Roberts, Elisabeth Millard (Dinas Powys and Penarth Tenants and Residents Group chairwoman), Councillor Val Hartrey and Lynda Wallis
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.