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Brecon

(ˈbrɛkən) or

Brecknock

n
1. (Placename) a town in SE Wales, in Powys: textile and leather industries. Pop: 7901 (2001)
2. (Placename) short for Breconshire
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The training session he was doing in Brecon, Wales, was described as "both mentally and physically demanding" on a day when temperatures hit 30C (86F).
The Prince of Wales speaks to members of the Armed Forces as he leaves following a tour of The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, in Brecon, Wales.
The death comes little more than a month after another soldier died while on a training exercise in Brecon, Wales, on the hottest day of the year.
Matthew Boyd of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment died in hospital after he was found unconscious in Brecon, Wales, at around 1am on Sunday.
The family, from Brecon, Wales, realised he was no longer with them and raised the alarm.
He is born in Brecon, Wales however with family hailing from Loughrea, Co.
Cliff Arnall, from Brecon, Wales, identified January 18 as the most miserable date in the calendar for Britons, with the help of a pseudo-mathematical formula involving the weather, debt, motivational levels and time elapsed since Christmas.
WASHED AWAY: A view of the area where a woman is believed to have been swept into the River Usk in Brecon, Wales
The Tote said that early indications were that most of the winners had come from big-staking syndicates, although one punter made over pounds 10,000 profit after placing just pounds 18 at an Evans and Jones betting shop in Brecon, Wales.
They include Gareth Owen, of Fron, Talerddig, Llanbrynmair, a director of Wynnstay Farmers and a member of the executive committee of the Welsh Mule Sheep Breeders Association; Keith Davies, of Hem Farm, Forden, Welshpool, president of the Shropshire and Montgomery Holstein Club who last year received the Holstein UK Gold Medal Award for his contribution to the breed; and two journalists - Barry Alston, of Talgarth, Brecon, Wales correspondent for the Farmers Guardian, and free lance writer Gain a Morgan, a farmers wife from Bridgend.
Amongst other places, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited Legoland in Windsor, the Prince of Wales attended the Real Mary King's Close and the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre in Edinburgh, and the Earl of Wessex visited Brynich Caravan Park in Brecon, Wales.
Liverpool University graduate Kirsty Jones, 23, of Brecon, Wales, was raped and killed while staying at a hostel in the northern city of Chiang Mai in August 2000.