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Liverpool pop star Mel C's triathlon feat for Cancer charity

Mel C jumps for joy after completing the Blenheim Palace Triathlon for the charity Bloodwise. Credit: Press Association.

Liverpool-born pop star Melanie Chisholm, still fondly remembered as Sporty Spice, jumped for joy after completing the Blenheim Palace Triathlon on Saturday.

The 42-year-old former Spice Girl, best known as Mel C, endured a 750 metre swim, 20 kilometre bike ride and a five kilometre run for blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.

She completed the feat to raise money for the Cancer charity Bloodwise.

She said: "It's been an absolute delight to be here supporting Bloodwise in raising awareness of the great work they do for blood cancer patients."

Burnley FC fan and political commentator Alastair Campbell was also among the Blenheim Palace Triathlon participants.

Chester school latest to be evacuated in bomb scare

Blacon High School on Melbourne Road Credit: Google Maps

A school in Chester has been evacuated after receiving what police have called a 'hoax' call.

Officers attended Blacon High School on Melbourne Road investigating the call made to the school this morning. Shortly after 11.30am on Monday 23 May police attended the school to provide reassurance and a search was made of the premises by officers and staff.

We would like to reassure the community that this is a hoax call and following a search the children were allowed back in to continue their school day.

– Insp Andy Ross said:

A spokeswoman at Blacon High School confirmed that no exams had been disrupted by this morning's incident.

The news comes after two schools in Rochdale were evacuated in very similar circumstances this morning.

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Teachers and pupils return to school after fire

Teachers and pupils got back to their desks today less than two weeks after their special school was destroyed by arson.

Cromwell High in Dukinfield was left in such a mess it was feared they'd be unable to return until September..

But, following an urgent call for help from the community, nearby Inspire Academy came to the rescue.

Today, many of the pupils with autism, physical and learning disabilities were back at school.

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