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  1. "If you can remember the Sixties, then you weren't really there." I can't remember who said that (I tend to forget where I left my car keys these days) but I must challenge the allegation. I was there, and despite the inevitable onset of senility, I can still remember the most exciting decade ...

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  2. Fashion designer Julien Macdonald returned to his home town yesterday to open a new bridge, calling Merthyr Tydfil a "beautiful part of Wales". In a change from unveiling glamorous catwalk creations and working in the upper echelons of celebrity society, Macdonald opened the new bridge at the ceremony in Pentrebach. The bridge forms part of the Trevithick Trail, a walking and cycling route named after inventor and mining engineer Richard Trevithick who was influential in the area in the early 1800s. It has been named Puddlers Bridge after local resident Alan Lewis won a Sustrans competition to name the structure. A steel sculpture of Macdonald now stands alongside one of Trevithick and one of fellow designer Laura Ashley next to a bench on the route. Macdonald said: "It's a really special feeling to have the people from the area I grew up in recognise me in this way, and I hope the portrait bench becomes a well-used and familiar part of the landscape. "Merthyr is a beautiful part of Wales and a route like this one will inspire more people to get out on foot or bike and discover just how beautiful it is." Macdonald was joined by pupils of Afon Taf school, Sustrans Cymru and Cllr Jeff Edwards, Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council for the opening. The designer has not presented a collection at this week's London Fashion Week. As Wales Online revealed last month, Macdonald has given the event a miss to concentrate on his career in America, creating made-to-measure outfits for some of the biggest Hollywood stars.

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  3. A Welsh fashion designer who encapsulates the hard-working ethos that Lord Sugar demands of his candidates is set to make an appearance on tonight's episode of The Apprentice. Emma Griffiths, originally from Llandaff in Cardiff, is now based in London and has recently launched her fashion labe...

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  4. The black dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for Princess Diana's first public engagement with the Prince of Wales was sold for a staggering £192,000 at auction yesterday. The taffeta gown raised eyebrows when Lady Diana, then newly enagaged to the Prince, wore the outfit with its ...

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  5. Dame Shirley Bassey is set to grace the walls of London's National Portrait Gallery, wellies and all, in a forthcoming exhibition of work by Venetia Dearden. Dearden's portraits taken at the Glastonbury Festival will be on display for the first time in the exhibition that runs from 19 April u...

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  6. A collection of more than 200 personal belongings from Laura Ashley's family home, Rhydoldog House near Rhayader, will go under the hammer next week. A collection of Laura Ashley's belongings which will be auctioned next week. The fashion and fabric designer, who was born in Merthyr Tydfil,...

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  7. Merthyr-born fashion designer Julien Macdonald has unveiled his latest collection at London Fashion Week. Macdonald revealed his autumn/winter 2010 collection last night at the London Banqueting House in Whitehall. It features chunky knitwear, intricate spiderweb-like detailing on dresses and...

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  8. BBC News is carrying a story on a Cwmbran fashion student whose parents' lottery win inspired a 'million pound' dress. Hannah Cooper, 20, a student at the University of Wales in Newport, designed the dress featuring £1m-worth of £20 notes printed on silk, after getting permission from the Bank ...

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