A Warrington charity is urging young people to speak out after statistics show the North West has the highest rate of suicide in the country
University of Chester backed academy chain has been warned it must raise its standards at three of its schools.
Around one percent of us have some form of autism. That means 70,000 people in the NW struggle to communicate and see the world differently.
Granada Reports can reveal that allegations of abuse at a former residential school for boys in South Cumbria are to be re-investigated by police. Underley Hall was a place where pupils, many of them with learning difficulties, should have been safe. According to those we've spoken to they weren't. Their claims of sexual and physical abuse in the 1970s and 1980s are now being re-investigated as part of Operation Tweed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Advice and support for adult survivors of abuse can be found on the NSPCC's website.
The mother of a gay teenager, murdered in Liverpool, is urging the city to get behind the annual Pride March on the sixth anniversary of her son's death tomorrow. Marie Causer says she thinks of her son as the final preparations are made for the event on Saturday.
"He'd have been so excited he wouldn't have been able to sleep."
She says there will two opportunities to remember the teenager who was beaten to death, because he was gay, at a party. The first will be during speeches at the start of the March on St George's Plateau at 11am on Saturday. The second will be during a 2 minute silence at the main waterfront stage at 5.45pm.
A group of school children from St Helens have been to northern France to find out more about the men who gave their lives in the First World War.
The pupils from Parish Church of England Primary School visited a memorial in Picardy and found the grave of a hero from their home town.
Tim Scott reports.
Further victims have come forward to make complaints of abuse at Knowl View, a former residential school for boys in Rochdale.
Greater Manchester Police said 18 victims have so far come forward and the complaints relate to child abuse from 1969 until the school closed in 1990.
The allegations relate to physical and sexual abuse that took place by adults upon pupils and between the pupils themselves.
Over the last month 14 men, aged between 35 and 66 have been interviewed under caution for a variety of offences including allegations of both sexual and physical offences.
– Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, Greater Manchester Police
“The investigation into abuse at Knowl View School continues and since the start of the inquiry further victims have come forward.
“These are serious allegations made against both staff and pupils at the school and are being thoroughly investigated.
“We are currently working through the allegations and as a result 14 people so far have been interviewed under caution.
“Greater Manchester Police takes allegations of abuse very seriously and continues to do so and if anyone has been a victim of abuse, we ask them to contact us.”
A primary school in Lancashire is winning support right across the country for a letter to pupils that says growing up is about so much more than exams.
It was sent out by headteacher Rachel Tomlinson, and Head of Year Six at Barrowford Primary School Amy Birkett, who visited the Granada Reports studio to explain more.
St Mary's in Manchester's Moss Side is celebrating a big change in fortunes. The school was once in special measures, yet education experts have named it their Primary School of the Year for raising the aspirations of its pupils.
Tora Heide, the Mastkeeper of the Dragon Harald Fairhair says its the vessel's first major voyage since it was built in 2012. The crew of 30 is travelling from the ship's base in Norway to Liverpool.
Now you could say every Napoleon needs his Josephine - take a giant fish by the name of Bonaparte who has a huge responsibility on his shoulders. He is the giant Napoleon Wrasse fish - the newest arrival at the Sealife Centre in Manchester and its hoped he'll breed to save his species.