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Just days after breaking up for the summer holidays, a schoolboy has died of meningitis. Teachers yesterday paid tribute to promising sportsman and musician James McNeill, 15, a pupil at the King Edward VI School in Birmingham. James fell ill last weekend and was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital, but died on Tuesday.

Dr Stuart Grainger, a representative of the school's foundation, said James's parents, who live in the Handsworth area of the city, were too distressed to speak about his death. "All our thoughts today are with his family," he added