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(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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Boost: John Chorlton In the zone: Anglesey Aluminium (below) and (from left) Holyhead Port, Parc Cybi, Shell depot at Rhosgoch and Penrhos industrial estate
This eliminator was hosted by Aled and Nia Williams at Ysgellog, Rhosgoch, with Aled Williams and Elfed Williams running the rule over the competitors.
The bookmakers came into play with the first of the novice heats, always a competitive division but the talented Ithon Inmate, despite a skip early on, showed his class to win for the Price family from Brecon, under the guidance of trainer Derek Pritchard from Rhosgoch.
OnWednesday the planning committee deferred applications from Kinetica Energy for five turbines in the Rhosgoch and Amlwch Mountain areas.
Hosting the selection day were two farms in Rhosgoch - Fferam Gyd and Llwyn yr Arth - and two holdings in Llanfachraeth - Erw Fawr and Penhesgyn.
It was at Talgarreg in mid June where Saunders Playboy from the Pritchard stable at Rhosgoch won the Grade A final complementing Derek Pritchard's Grade B win on stable-mate Meadowland Hasty (Price Brecon), putting these two horses second and third in the prize money list.
This is a far better 'legacy'' for Ynys Mn than Anglesey Labour Party''s shortsighted demands that the site be gifted to the Island like the old Shell works at Rhosgoch - a site which incidentally still lies empty more than 20 years later.
NORTHERN DRAW: Barmouth & Dyffryn Utd v Hawarden Rngs, Brickfield Rngs v Builth Wells, Caernarfon Tn v Penmaenmawr Pnx, Caernarfon Wands v Bethesda Ath, Chirk AAA v Berriew, Coedpoeth Utd v Gaerwen, FC Cefn v FC Nomads of Connah's Quay, Glantraeth v Pontrhydfendigaid, Gresford Ath v Mold Alex, Gwalchmai v Llansantffraid Village, Holyhead Hotspurs v Llanfair Utd, Lex XI v Connah's Quay Tn, Llandyrnog Utd v Llanrug Utd, Llangollen Tn v Carno, Llanidloes Tn v Glan Conwy, Llanllyfni v Venture, Montgomery Tn v Bro Goronwy, Nefyn Utd v Llandrindod Wells, Rhydymwyn v Denbigh Tn, Rhosgoch Rngs v Corwen, Tywyn Bryncrug v Newbridge on Wye.
Hereford cattle judging was hosted by Cennydd Owen at Cefn Du Isaf, Gaerwen, while the Suffolk sheep section was held at Ysgellog, Rhosgoch, courtesy of Aled Williams.
A petition of more than 300 signatures was handed to Horizon bosses yesterday, urging the firm to concentrate on the proposed development of a temporary camp at the former Shell Oil depot in nearby Rhosgoch, which was purchased for PS3m from Anglesey council last year by the Conygar Investment Company.
50, children free; Cae Newydd, Rhosgoch, 11am-5pm - pounds 3, children free; Pantymwyn Village gardens, 2-6pm - Combined pounds 4.
A petition of more than 300 signatures was handed to Horizon bosses yesterday, proposed development of a temporary camp at the former Shell Oil depot in nearby Rhosgoch, which was purchased for PS3m from Anglesey council last year by the Conygar Investment Company.