More than 1800 students have been able to continue their studies thanks to a bursary scheme funded by the Mayor of Liverpool and the city's further education college. The bursary was set up three years ago after the Education Maintenance Grant was scrapped by the Government. Students aged between 16 and 18 whose families receive financial support are eligible for grants worth £20 per week.
Mayor Joe Anderson will visit the City of Liverpool College today to meet students who have benefitted from the scheme. He says "it's really important for the City that we are developing the right skills in the right sectors and that all young people have access to learning.
Elaine Bowker, the principal of the City of Liverpool College, says over the past three years the bursary scheme has "eased the impact of cuts in education funding and helped support learners with some real financial challenges."
There are 10 weeks to go the General Election but at one school in Runcorn - they've already chosen their leaders.
In fact the Year 6 classes at Pewithall Primary went a bit further than that - they formed their own political parties, had a campaign, and staged their own ballot.
Tim Scott went to find out who topped the pupil poll:
The general election may be a few months away, but one school in the region is already getting in the mood.
Year six students at Pewithall primary in Runcorn have been organising their own elections.
Teachers came up with the idea in a bid to try and get children interested in politics.
Pupils have formed their own parties complete with policies and manifestos and have been debating issues important to them.
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Liverpool's Beatles Story Museum has joined forces with the famous Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
The two attractions will work together on education and research programmes.
The Museum at the Albert Dock is the largest exhibition purely devoted the lives and the times of the Beatles.
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One of the most famous footballers of all time went back to school today.
Sir Bobby Charlton and his wife Lady Norma were in Middleton in Greater Manchester for a special ceremony.
They were signing up the latest school to the Manchester United Foundation, which works to educate, motivate and inspire young people.
And as our correspondent Ashley Derricott reports, the town has special memories for the VIP visitors:
Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton has launched the latest Manchester United Foundation partner school, at Middleton Technology School.
Soccer legend Sir Bobby Charlton tells pupils in Middleton "work hard and be proud of your achievements." http://t.co/vWlkVE9IzD
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A film based on the work of the genius mathematician Alan Turing, who developed some of the world's first computers when he worked at Manchester University, has been nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture.
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, and follows his work cracking the Enigma code during the Second World War.
The film is nominated for Best Picture and Best Director among others, while starts Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.