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A thrill-seeking resident at Greenhill Manor Care Home in Merthyr Tydfil recently celebrated her 100th birthday by sitting on the back of a Ducati. When asked by the care team at the home what could be done to make her day super special, Doris Hall replied that she would like to sit on

the back of a motorbike as

she wanted to do

something fun and a little bit different. Te home then arranged for local biker Ian Morgan, from the ‘Two Wheel Tandoori Club,’ to come down and make Doris’ wish come true. Doris, who in her 90’s flew a Tiger Moth airplane,

celebrated her special day with family, who came to visit her from all over the globe, with one of her children coming all the way from Canada and another from Holland. Tey marked the special occasion by


the Nant Ddu Lodge in Merthyr Tydfil. She then had a party at the home,

Gatland’s Gate unveiled at Principality Stadium

where she celebrated with her friends. Doris was born on 12th December 1919 in Sunderland. She later lived in Southampton before moving to Wales in 1939. Doris went on to marry her late husband Jim and had six children. Joan card

also received a from the Queen,

congratulating her on her milestone and said she was “overwhelmed.” Joan said her secret to living a long life is “wearing lipstick, dressing smart,

dancing lots and having fun!” Customer Relationship at Greenhill Manor, Mitchell Minney said: “Doris has been a resident at

home for little over a year and she is much-loved by all of us here. “She has a fantastic personality and we wanted to make sure her wish came true. I am so pleased to hear that she had a good day. She so deserves it. “ Greenhill Manor Care Home is part of Hallmark

Care Homes, the award- winning care

the provider

established in 1997 with 19 care homes across England and Wales. Hallmark

Care Homes’

registered nurses and trained carers are highly qualified and take pride in delivering 22 years of excellent relationship- centred care. Greenhill Manor provides dementia, nursing and young physically disabled care. For further information please

visit www.

Te Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has honoured Warren Gatland, arguably the most successful coach in its history, by permanently re-naming the main vehicle entrance to Principality Stadium – Gate 4 will now be known as ‘Gatland’s Gate’.

Te wrought iron double-fronted gateway, feeding a road which descends into the heart of Wales’ national stadium and carries team-coaches, celebrity limousines and superstar tour-buses to within a stone’s throw of the dressing rooms, players’ tunnel, hallowed turf and stage area, will now forever carry the name of the triple-Grand Slam winning former head coach. Gatland served Wales over a 12- year period and completed his first Six Nations clean sweep in his debut season in 2008, before repeating the trick in 2012 and finishing on the same high, earlier this year, to win the 2019

tournament. Te native New Zealander, who took charge of two successful British & Irish Lions tours during his tenure with Wales, was also at the helm for three Rugby World Cups, reaching the semi- final stages on two occasions (2011 and 2019) and recently took Wales to the top of World Rugby’s rankings – for the first time – by virtue of a record 14-match unbeaten run. He is Wales’ longest serving head coach having reigned twice as long as his nearest rival Clive Rowlands, who completed six years in the hot seat from 1968 to 1974, and his achievement of three Grand Slams is only matched by the famous side of the 70s (which won three Slams but under different coaches) and the team from the first ‘golden era’ which won in 1908, 1909 and 1911 (when the head coach role had not yet been conceived).



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