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Five Welsh people receive Queen's Birthday Honours

Sandra and Stuart Peacock Image copyright Sandra and Stuart Peacock
Image caption Sandra and Stuart Peacock say all the children they fostered have kept in touch

Five Welsh people received honours at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

Prof Michael Owen of Cardiff University was awarded a Knighthood for services to neuroscience and mental health.

MBEs were given to foster carers Stuart and Sandra Peacock from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, and former head teacher of Castell Alun High School in Wrexham, Flintshire, David Mountfort.

Joining them was Cae Dai Trust founder Robert 'Sparrow' Harrison from Denbigh, Denbighshire.

Image copyright Castell Alun school
Image caption David Mountfort (centre) worked at Castell Alun High School for 35 years
Image caption Mr Harrison set up the trust in 1994 following the closure of a psychiatric hospital
Image copyright Cardiff University
Image caption Prof Owen was praised for his research into genetic causes for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease

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