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WHO'S THE GREATEST? Your chance to help us pick the 30 best from N.Wales.

Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS

THE Daily Post needs your help in finding the top 30 North Walians of all time.

Over the coming months we will be reflecting on the achievements of our greatest musicians, sports stars, teachers, politicians and celebrities in a bid to discover who best represents the region.

They can be from the areas of medicine, history, the arts, education - any area of prominence.

Perhaps David Lloyd-George, the only Welshman ever to become Prime Minister, is your choice? Brought up in Llanystumdwy by his mother Elizabeth, he also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and was a key figure in the introduction of many reforms which laid the foundations of the modern Welfare State.

Maybe you feel The Alarm frontman Mike Peters is deserving of a place in the list, as the singer/songwriter has produced dozens of albums, draws thousands to his Gathering concert every year and is a role model for young musicians across Wales.

His battle with cancer has not stopped him raising thousands for charity and Mike's Snowdon Rocks gigs are testament to his bravery and grit.

Ian Rush is a legend in football circles.

After leaving St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School, Flint, in 1978, Rush began his career at Football League Third Division side Chester.

After impressing in the youth ranks, he went on to play for Liverpool and Wales.

At club level, he also represented Chester, Juventus, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Wrexham and Sydney Olympic before retiring from playing in 1999.

She may have only been on the scene a couple of years but Duffy has already taken the world by storm.

Born Aimee Ann Duffy, the Nefyn girl's 2008 debut album Rockferry entered the UK Album Chart at number one..

It was the best selling album of last year and has so far sold over 5.5 million copies.

She was the first Welsh female to achieve a number one pop single in 25 years with her single Mercy.

She also won a Grammy Award in the category Best Pop Vocal Album for Rockferry, and was nominated for two other Grammys.

Another musical option is heavy rock group Motorhead's anarchic frontmanLemmy, who grew up in Benllech, Anglesey.

He attended Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones school in Amlwch, and later worked at North Wales' Hotpoint factory before making it in rock music.

When it comes to pure star quality, the name's Dalton, Timothy Dalton. The former James Bond played the spy in Licence to Kill and The Living Daylights and was born in Colwyn Bay in 1946.

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Other options are Paul Higginson, from Rhyl, who played for the town's football club as a teenager before leaving for a law degree.

He is now vice-president of Twentieth Century Fox.

Then there's Carol Vorderman, a mainstay on Countdown from 1982 to 2008. A former pupil at Blessed Edward Jones High School in Rhyl, she grew up in Prestatyn, just down the road from Monty Python legend Terry Jones, who was born in Colwyn Bay.

Last but by no means least is Owain Glyndwe r, born in north east Wales in 1354.

A Welsh ruler and the last native to hold the title Prince of Wales, he instigated a long but ultimately unsuccessful revolt against English rule of Wales.

But will you let us know who we're missing out? DECIDE for the top 30? Send to Martin Post, Vale Junction, williams uk

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Date:May 11, 2009
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