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'Gad e Fynd' - Disneyland gets 'Frozen' in Welsh

Four schoolgirls from Wales are off to Disneyland to perform in a special concert to celebrate St David’s Day.

Credit: urdd.org

The four winners from the 2015 Urdd National Eisteddfod will perform at Disneyland Paris over the weekend.

Jodi Bird from Penarth, Cadi Fflur Evans from Meidrim, Carmarthenshire, Alys Rebecca Thomas from Miskin and Cadi Lois Owen from Ammanford. Credit: urdd.org

Jodi Bird, who won the solo from a musical, said: “I’ll be singing a Welsh version of Let it Go from the Disney movie Frozen – I have translated the words myself into Welsh so I’m really excited to be singing my version in Disneyland Paris."

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Exclusive: Steve Strange's sister pays tribute to 'a proper charmer'

The sister of Welsh 1980s icon Steve Strange has spoken exclusively to ITV News to pay tribute to him.

Speaking to our reporter Lynn Courtney, Tanya Harrington said: "he was a proper charmer. Very loving, very sensitive. We've had some brilliant times. He is my world. It's going to be awfully hard without him - but he'll be remembered by everybody."

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Red hot demand for Fifty Shades at North Wales cinema

A North Wales cinema has had to put on extra screenings of Fifty Shades of Grey because of red hot demand.

The film goes on general release this Valentine's weekend Credit: Fifty shades of grey

The Odeon cinema in Wrexham will run 16 screenings a day to cope with the estimated 9,000 cinema-goers expected to watch this weekend.

The film, which goes on general release today, stars Dakota Johnson as the heroine of the E L James novel, whose life changes forever when she meets handsome billionaire Christian Grey.

The trilogy of books sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Stars of the film Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan attending the film's premiere Credit: PA

We are running up to 16 screenings a day over the weekend to cope with the demand because the advance bookings have been phenomenal, especially for an 18-certificate film.They aren’t usually as popular as more family-oriented films but we have seen a huge demand for this one and especially with it being Valentine’s Day weekend.There have been lots of women coming in to book for all-female parties to see it but also quite a few men booking to see it with their wives or girlfriends.

– Mike Smith, cinema manager
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Tributes for Steve Strange who has died aged 55

Tributes have poured in for former Visage frontman Steve Strange who has died aged 55 after suffering a heart attack in Egypt.

Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon tweeted that Strange was the "leading edge of New Romantic".

Billy Idol said he was "very sad" to hear the news.

Soft Cell's Marc Almond said Strange made the world "a more colourful place"

In a statement released to the press, pop singer Kim Wilde reminisced about befriending Strange at the beginning of her career following a date in Mayfair in 1981.

She said: "I'm so grateful that life brought Steve and I together, he was funny, great company and completely bonkers in the most adorable way.

"Steve will be remembered as the most elegant and beautiful of the New Romantics at the beginning of the 80s, and Fade To Grey one of the very best and most influential records of the decade.

"I shall remember him for his humour and generous spirit; he really was a very lovely man."

Presenter Davina McCall also expressed her sadness at the news.

80s icon Steve Strange dies of a heart attack

Strange was brought up in Newbridge, South Wales Credit: PA

New Romantic pioneer Steve Strange has died of a heart attack in Egypt at the age of 55, his record label said.

The Welsh pop singer found fame in the 1980s as frontman for Visage whose best known hit was Fade To Grey.

Marc Green, label manager at August Day Recordings, said: "We are extremely saddened to announce that Steve Strange died at 11.15 local time on Thursday February 12 in Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital, Egypt.

"Steve died in his sleep of heart failure. Steve's family, band members and friends are all distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death. Steve's family request privacy at this extremely difficult time."

Strange also managed the Blitz Club in Soho, central London, a focal point for the New Romantic movement.

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