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Police question man over 30 year old murder

Melanie Road was killed in 1984 in Bath

Police are continuing to question a man arrested on suspicion of murdering a Bath teenager 31 years ago.

Melanie Road was 17 when she was stabbed to death after a night out in the city in June 1984. More than 90 men were arrested in the months after her death, But this has been the first arrest in decades. The 63-year-old man being held is from Bristol. Last year detectives carried out DNA swab tests on new "people of interest" in the hope of a breakthrough.


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WATCH: Dolphins decide to race Dorset rowers

Bottlenose dolphins showed up beside the boat. Credit: Bridport Gig Club

See the wonderful moment a pod of dolphins decided to race a rowing boat off the coast of Bridport in Dorset.

It was captured by members of the Bridport Gig Club at West Bay, as some of their junior members rowed past the iconic East Cliff.

The rowers said they were amazed to see the playful bottlenose dolphins swimming alongside the boat.


10 hours on a pogo stick for someone you love

Jack Sexty during last night's ten-hour triumph. Credit: Flybar

A man from Bristol has smashed a world record for the most bounces on a pogo stick

The number of bounces is 88,047, it took him 10 hours and 21 minutes.

25-year-old Jack Sexty is known as "Mr Pogo" because last year he pogoed the Greater Manchester Marathon, finishing in 16 hours and 24 minutes - another world record.

The new record happened last night, at the annual extreme pogo world championships in America.

Why is he doing this? His pogo exploits are all to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK, in honour of a close relative living with dementia, and have so far raised over £1,000.

People can donate to this year's challenge here.

The charity says 850,000 people across the country are living with dementia, including more than 4,600 people in Bristol.

“I’ve watched as a close relative of mine has deteriorated as a result of dementia, and it’s no way to live out your final years. With research methods becoming more and more advanced, there is now a real possibility that my generation won’t have to fear dementia. But of course this research needs continual funding, so I want to raise as much money as I can for Alzheimer’s Research UK to help defeat this debilitating condition.”

– Jack Sexty, pogo record breaker
Mr Pogo has broken several world records. Credit: Alzheimer's Research UK

Watch Jack bounce over the finish line of last year's Greater Manchester Marathon.

Minute's silence held for Tunisia victims

Eileen Swannack and John Welch were killed in the attack on a Tunisian hotel.

A minute's silence has been held across the country in memory of those who were killed in the Tunisia beach attacks.

Among them were Eileen Swannack and John Welch from Wiltshire. Hundreds paid tribute to the couple in a memorial service in Biddestone, just before the silence at noon.

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