Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney to be Honored for Promoting Wales

Wrexham saviours Ryan Reyno l ds, right, and Rob McE l henney.

American duo be honoured for promoting Wales.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney – the Hollywood actors who own Wrexham football club – are to be honoured for promoting Wales and its language.

The Welsh government and the Football Association of Wales will give the Dragon Award to the duo.

A presentation will take place in New York next month which will be broadcast the same day Wales takes on the USA in the World Cup.

Reynolds and McElhenney have explored the history and culture of the city in their hit Disney Plus show Welcome to Wrexham.

The series documents the team’s progress, and tells the story of the club, founded in 1864.

The pair took control of the club from the Wrexham Supporters Trust in February 2021, investing £2m.

Boy dies and man injured after wall collapse.

A 12-year-old boy died and a man was injured after a garage wall collapsed at a home in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. The man in his thirties was rescued from the rubble and sustained an arm injury.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the boy died at the scene.

His death is being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner. Officers say the pair were known to each other.

Mayors late for ‘rail chaos’ briefing after train cancelled.

Two mayors turned up late to their briefing on “rail choas” in the north of England after their train was cancelled. Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram are calling on the government for an immediate increase in funding for train operators TransPennine Express and Northern.

Mr Rotherham, former MP for Liverpool Walton, said the irony that their train had been cancelled ahead of the key press conference had not been lost on them.

“This rail chaos is not only inflicting misery on people’s lives, its wreaking havoc on our local economies too,” the Labour politician said in a statement.

“If this was happening in London or the southeast, it would be treated as a national scandal.”

Pregnant women to be given free vapes by council.

A south London council will hand pregnant women free vapes as part of a new anti-smoking campaign. Lambeth Council hopes.

its “stop smoking” drive will save mothers-to-be £2,000 a year – money it claims would otherwise be spent on maintaining tobacco habits.

Despite little research having been done into the safety of e-cigarettes during pregnancy, the local authority say they can help women quit smoking, which it claims causes thousands to fall into poverty.

Stormzy explains cryptic lyric to Louis Theroux.

Stormzy has opened up to Louis Theroux for his BBC series Louis Theroux Interviews, marking his first in-depth interview in two years.

In episode one of the six-part series, Theroux visits the British artist at his home, and also attends his sold-out gig in Glasgow.

At one point, Theroux asks the 29-year-old about the meaning behind a lyric from his 2019 single “Crown”. In the song, Stormzy raps: “If you knew my story you’d be horrified.” He explains: “I’ve been stabbed a few times… to some people that’s going to be horrifying.”

“You go on that journey and it can lead you anywhere.

It’s a random box of prison, death, becoming an entrepreneur because you learnt to be streetwise and now you applied that, becoming a musician, becoming a footballer.

But of course, the most likely ones are harmed, dead or in jail.

” Stormzy goes on to explain how he realised that the situation wasn’t “normal” after people were so shocked by his story.

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