Students at Liverpool John Moores University will train on virtual patients and a state-of-the-art birthing simulator as they study.
3 women all fighting cancer share their hopes and raise money for research by having unique artwork painted on their heads
Manchester's Museum of Science & Industry holds a weekend of birthday celebrations.
The red squirrel is, at last, fighting back against its grey rival.
Paul Crone reports from the sanctuary at Formby that's seeing a rise in the population
Prince William has been meeting school children from Merseyside who are beating bullies.
The pupils of Waterloo Primary trained on a course in his mother Princess Diana's memory
The council, police and charities in Liverpool are urging people not to give to beggars in the street claiming they'll spend the money on alcohol and drugs.
They say it's much better to donate to organisations that help deal with homelessness and addiction.
Matt O'Donoghue reports:-
A teenage girl has achieved a medical first by becoming the youngest person in the world to donate stem cells to a complete stranger.
Victoria Rathmill from Cheshire is now being hailed as another success story for the bone marrow register set up by the Anthony Nolan charity.
Mel Barham reports.
Victoria Rathmill signed up after family friend fell ill with rare form of leukaemia - she says its not difficult to do and you could save a life. Find out more about Anthony Nolan and how to sign up to the donor register on their website.
Pictures courtesy Anthony Nolan
Victoria Rathmill, 17, became the youngest donor in October after she was found to be a match to a patient suffering from blood cancer.
The A-level pupil, from Macclesfield, Cheshire, signed up to the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register in February when she was just 16.
Greater Manchester Fire Service give backing to Brake's campaign to stop people using mobile devices while driving.
– Wayne Shields, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service,
"We now rescue more people from road traffic collisions than we do from fires. With smart phones and sat-navs it has never been so easy to become distracted whilst driving. And distraction leads to fatal consequences for so many people on our roads. Road Safety Week helps us reach people with road safety advice and prevent crashes before they happen."
A campaign launched by the charity Brake calls on drivers across the North West to tune into road safety, to prevent appalling crashes caused by multitasking at the wheel. They're urging drivers to turn off their phones or put them in the boot.
67,000 North West drivers have points on their licence for using their mobile phone at the wheel or being otherwise distracted. 1 in 15 of these drivers have 6 points or more for driving distracted and 4 in 5 are male. 6 in 10 school children report being driven by a driver talking on a phone
One of Merseyside’s leading independent schools has unveiled proposals that could see it change from a fee-paying college to a free school.
St Mary’s College in Crosby has launched a consultation on whether it should bid to the Government to become a free school throughout its 4-18 age range.
St Mary's, which was founded by Christian Brothers in 1919, could open its doors to non fee-paying students from September 2015 if the plans are approved.
Former pupils include the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, as well as notable figures in politics, journalism and sport.
Mike Kennedy, principal of St Mary's, said: “The ethos of the school and the high-quality education we provide would remain the same, but in future we would be able to offer it to more pupils from a much wider range of backgrounds.
“Traditionally, we have used assisted places, scholarships and bursaries to reduce our fees for around 40 per cent of families,” added Mr Kennedy.
“Becoming a free school would make St Mary’s accessible to all children, irrespective of what their parents earn.”