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Funeral of Visage singer Steve Strange due to begin

Mourners and members of the public are gathering in Porthcawl ahead of Visage frontman Steve Strange's funeral.

Members of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, as well as lifelong friend Boy George, have confirmed they will be attending his send-off at All Saints Church in the seaside town.

New Romantic Steve Strange's funeral to be held in Porthcawl

The funeral of Visage frontman Steve Strange is to be held in Porthcawl later today.

One of the founding figures of the New Romantic movement, the singer died last month of a heart attack aged 55.

Steve Strange pictured with friend and New Romantic Boy George Credit: PA

Many of the pop icon's fellow stars from the 80s including Boy George and Morrisey are expected to pay their last respects.

Roads in and out of Porthcawl will be shut from midday, as the cortege makes its way to All Saint's Church where the service will be held.

The funeral will be open to the public, with speakers placed outside the church to allow fans to celebrate Steve's life.

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Visage performs in Dortmund, Germany in 1981 Credit: PA


Sir Tom Jones backs campaign to save Cardiff's Coal Exchange

Sir Tom Jones has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save the historic Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay.

The singer tweeted his support on Wednesday afternoon.

Sir Tom Jones at the Grammy Awards in February Credit: PA

Last year, the building was named one of the most endangered in the UK.

The company who owned it was placed into administration in September 2014.

'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.


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:

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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