City hosts Spice Girls exhibition

GIRL power has made a comeback in Leeds with a new exhibition devoted to the Spice Girls.

Mel B, who attended the former Intake High School, in Bramley, Leeds, before shooting to global stardom as Scary Spice in the most successful girl band of all time, has spoken of her pride about the exhibition celebrating the group at Leeds City Museum, which opens today.

The Spice Girl, who now lives in Los Angeles, said: "I really hope that everyone will like this exhibition. It is truly an honour to have such an extensive collection of our past be brought out for everyone to enjoy."

It runs until July and among items on display are the iconic Union Jack boots worn by Geri Halliwell in the group's first-ever live concert in Istanbul.