Two teaching unions have announced that they are pushing ahead with their first wave of strike action in the North West.
The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is warning it could have to start charging visitors, or even face closure.
Inspectors say work with young offenders in Blackpool needs improvement
Parents fighting to save school in Huyton are marching on Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral to hand in a petition.
Christ the King School opened just 4 years ago it was the first of 7 new secondary schools labelled specialist "centres of learning" by Knowsley council.
But they plan to close it in August.
VIDEO: Chester Zoo is celebrating the arrival of the first spiny turtle to be born in Britain.
And they have incredible pictures of him emerging an egg - breaking out of one shell to reveal another.
Mel Barham went to a bit of zoological history being made.
Now, how many times have we heard young people say they're bored and have nothing to do ?
Well that's all about to change for teenagers in Wigan.
This weekend has seen the opening of the Youth Zone designed as a safe place to hang out.
Rob Jaskowski has this report:-
– South Manchester Liberal Democrat MP John Leech
MOSI is the jewel in the crown of Manchester cultural offer. I am happy to support the campaign to make sure that its London bosses don’t forget that.
I will be writing to all Greater Manchester MP’s and ask them to sign my EDM supporting MOSI. We need MP’s across Greater Manchester to work together to lobby the Science Museums Group to keep MOSI open and free to all.
It's being claimed that one of the region's most popular visitor attractions could close so a museum in London can stay open.
The Museum of Science and Industry In Manchester could be shut down because of funding cuts under new plans.
Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue has this report: