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Models march to launch Cardiff Fashion Week

Models marched through the streets of Cardiff today to officially launch this years' Cardiff Fashion Week.

The models wore clothes created by Welsh designer and artist Scarlet Etoile.
The models marched to the Capitol Centre in Cardiff.

Cardiff Fashion Week is a platform to celebrate all that is great about Welsh fashion and design. The model march will be a very eye-catching curtain raiser to the week and will give people a taste of what's in store.

– Paula Abbandonato, Organiser, Cardiff Fashion Week

The environmental impact of unwanted clothes was a key message of today's events, with the models visiting a one tonne pile of clothes to demonstrate how many items are thrown away every 90 seconds across the UK.

A tonne of unwanted clothes encouraged people to think of the environmental impact of discarded items.

Cardiff Fashion Week runs from the 22nd October until the 29th, with a variety of events taking place at various locations across the city.


'Meteor' footage taking internet by storm

Footage of a possible meteor in the sky over Penarth seafront is being shared online.

This video, posted to twitter by @MarkJamesWorks, appears to show a glowing object lighting up the evening sky. Others have also shared videos of the sighting.

The end of October is marked by the Orionid meteor shower, though there is the possibility that the object could simply be a flare or similar.

Another theory is that it could be a hoax or publicity stunt.

What do you think?

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World Egg Day: 'Adopt a hen'

Doreen, Doris and Delilah Credit: RSPCA Cymru

To celebrate World Egg Day, RSPCA Cymru is urging people to consider rehoming a friendly hen, from its Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay

It says Doreen, Doris and Delilah came into RSPCA care after being rescued from terrible conditions.But after lots of care by staff at RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre, the girls are now thriving and ready to find a new home.

The friendly hens have grown in confidence since they’ve been in RSPCA care and follow staff around looking for treats. To find out more about rehoming them contact the centre on 0300 123 0745.

Lots of people dream of keeping hens, ducks and geese and collecting fresh eggs.

But before getting any feathered friends it’s really important to do your homework to find out what they need and to consider if you have the time, commitment and facilities to care for them.

For example, have you got a source of open water, like a pond or lake for a duck to swim on, do you mind hens scratching around in your flower beds?

There’s some great information on our website about keeping farm animals as pets and also how to apply to rehome them.

– Sian Phillips, poultry welfare specialist at the RSPCA
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