Babies and toddlers love playing with smartphones and tablets but many believe too much screen time is harmful for their development.Read the full story ›
A teenager from Oldham is crediting a youth centre in the town with saving her life after it helped her through severe depression.Read the full story ›
Today A level students across the region found out if all the sleepless nights and hard work was worth it.
Whatever the results, there are always other options as Sarah Rogers reports.
Today is A Levels results day and what is a results day without pictures?Read the full story ›
Thousands of students across the North West will be celebrating or commiserating their A level results. Last year pass rates dropped for the first time in more than three decades. It's a nervous time for these students in Blackpool.
Organisers of this year's Royal Lancashire Show are hoping it will be a success after a decade of problems. The event, run by Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society, will feature an educational theme instead of livestock competitions.
Despite a forecast of rain organisers have taken steps to ensure it will not be a washout.
A primary school pupil from Lancashire has been given an award after not missing a day of school for the last seven years.
Mark Renwick, from Padiham, hasn't missed a day of school in seven years at Padiham Green School.
Mark's mum Julie said: "My son not missing a single day throughout his seven years, since his first day of school in reception is remarkable.
"Not only because he is the only child nationally to achieve it ever!"
Bolton boxer Amir Khan has recieved an honorary degree in his home town today.
He was presented with a Doctor of Science by the University of Bolton in recognition of his 'outstanding contribution to sport'.
The poet Lemn Sissay has been announced as the next Chancellor of the University of Manchester.
He fought off competition from former Labour cabinet minister Lord Peter Mandelson and Halle Music Director Sir Mark Elder to win.
Sissay will take up the mostly ceremonial post at the beginning of August from current Chancellor Tom Bloxham MBE.
“Reach for the top of the tree and you may get to the first branch but reach for the stars and you'll get to the top of the tree. My primary aim is to inspire and be inspired. "
“I am proud to be Chancellor of this fantastic University and extremely grateful to everyone who voted for me.”
Campaigners against what they believe are miscarriages of justice are meeting for a conference in Wigan later. Speakers will include Janet Cunliffe who is campaigning for the release of her son Jordan.
He was 16 when he was jailed in 2008 for the murder of Garry Newlove.
The Warrington father was kicked to death outside his home. Earlier this year the High Court rejected Jordan Cunliffe's bid to have his 12 year minimum sentence reduced. Today's conference is held at Wigan's old law courts.