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'Perfect' schoolboy, 14, collapses in classroom and dies minutes after telling nan 'I love you'

grandmother of a schoolboy who died in mysterious circumstances said that the "perfect" youngster told her he loved her thirty minutes before collapsing in the classroom. Ted Sanderson, 14, sadly passed away at Woodham Academy in County Durham, on Tuesday and the cause of death is still not yet known, the Mirror reports.The schoolboy was rushed to James Cook University Hospital, but medics were unable to save his life.

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supports HTML5 videoJames Argent was having a ball as he performed live on stage at Angel Trust’s Ladies Day over the weekend.The former The Only Way Is Essex star – who lost 13 stone in weight during his incredible fitness journey – looked in great spirits during the show on Sunday in front of 1,000 adoring fans.The 34-year-old reality TV icon was front and centre as he took to the stage with The Arg Band at the event in County Durham on Sunday night.He soaked up the atmosphere, clearly loving the adulation from the wild crowd, who were screaming and reaching out for him as he belted out the hits.Arg kept things smart in a black and white shirt and black jeans for the performance, and organisers were delighted with the turnout for the fundraiser, which they hope pulled in around £15,000.As quoted by Teeside Live, Clair McGregor – founder and CEO of the Angel Trust – revealed ticket sales were fantastic, and said: ‘The atmosphere was absolutely electric. Everyone had a brilliant time.’Arg shared a clip from the band’s soundcheck earlier in the day, boldly referring to them as the ‘greatest’ in the country before singing a line from David Bowie’s classic Let’s Dance.‘Ladies and gentlemen, this is The Arg Band! The greatest wedding [and] function band in Britain,’ he shouted.
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