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Birmingham designer of #thedress 'overwhelmed' by the attention

The woman who designed the dress which has become an internet sensation has told ITV News Central that the last 24 hours have been "absolutely crazy".

The image below was put on twitter last night and a few hours later it had become the centre of a global argument over its colour.

Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian have all joined the debate, as well as Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Leader Ed Miliband.

Some see white and gold, others see blue and black.

#thedress has been globally trending on twitter. Credit: Caitlin McNeill

Michele Bastock from fashion company 'Roman' is based in Erdington in Birmingham.

She was wearing the dress and settled the argument once and for all, by stating it was blue and black!

It's royal blue with a black lace, that is what we photographed in the publicity shots.

That's what the lady (who tweeted the image) purchased.

Everyone just sees it differently I guess!"

– Michele Bastock, designer of #thedress at Roman.

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Teenager arrested after doorstep stabbing

Teenager arrested after doorstep stabbing Credit: ITV News Central

Police have arrested a 17 year old in Netherton on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed on his doorstep in Dudley earlier this week.

The 65 year old man was stabbed in his chest, head, shoulder and back. Police say he is recovering well in hospital.

ROADS: A50 closed at Uttoxeter

Two HGV's have been involved in a collision on the eastbound carriageway (towards Derby) and on the westbound carriageway (towards Stoke) a car and HGV have also collided.

Fire service and paramedics are dealing with the incident involving the two HGVs as the drivers of both vehicles has sustained injuries, one believed to the seriously.

The air ambulance is currently also at the location.

It is likely that the road will remain closed for a consideration time.

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