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Multi-million pound investment in MOSI

Artist impression of new home for science engagement at the Museum of Science & Industry Credit: MOSI

The Chancellor, George Osborne MP, has announced a £3 million investment to help create a stunning new temporary exhibition space at the Museum of Science & Industry. Speaking at the official launch of European City of Science 2016 at the Museum, attended by the city’s leading science and business figures, the Chancellor set out further Government plans to prioritise science investment in the North West

“This new exhibition space will allow us to deliver innovative exhibitions that will further enhance the city’s reputation for cutting-edge science. The Government’s invaluable financial support means we can do more to feed the enormous passion for science in the North West, serving our annual audience of more than 700,000 visitors and motivating more people to explore both the science and extraordinary heritage on offer at our Museum.

– Director Sally MacDonald

Science is key to maximising the economic potential of our great northern cities and is at the heart of our long-term economic plan.

The North of England has huge expertise in this area as is demonstrated by the well-deserved award of European City of Science 2016 to Manchester. The challenge now is to build on that expertise by nurturing new scientific talent, promoting innovation and investing in infrastructure. The huge investment we are delivering in science will ensure that this happens and that the north will lead the way.

– Chancellor, George Osborne

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Parents: 'Aguero' hair cut boy 'has done nothing wrong'

The parents of a teenager, taken out of lessons for having a haircut similar to Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero , say they cannot understand the decision.

St Ambrose Barlow School in Swinton described Lewis Kenny's haircut as 'extreme', and said it broke school policy and placed him in isolation.

But the family say he has done nothing wrong.

Liverpool students offered meningitis jab

Students at Liverpool Hope University are being offered vaccinations against meningitis after a second case of the infection was confirmed.

An 18-year old student is being treated in hospital and is said to be recovering well.

It follows the death earlier this month of Alisha Bartolini, who was also 18 and living at the same halls of residence.

Alisha Bartolini

"Health protection experts from Public Health England are working with staff and students at Liverpool Hope University after a second confirmed case of meningococcal infection at the same halls of residence.

An 18-year-old student is currently being treated in hospital and is recovering well."

– Public Health England

Liverpool Hope University said they will ensure that all staff and students 'receive the appropriate support, reassurance and advice'.

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Second case of meningitis at Liverpool Hope University

A second case of meningitis has been confirmed at Liverpool Hope University.

It follows the death of student Alisha Bartolini, whose body was discovered at her university halls of residence earlier this month.

Alisha Bartolini Credit: Merseyside Police

Public Health England said:

"Health protection experts from Public Health England are working with staff and students at Liverpool Hope University after a second confirmed case of meningococcal infection at the same halls of residence.

An 18-year-old student is currently being treated in hospital and is recovering well."

– Public Health England, spokesperson

Liverpool Hope University said they will ensure that all staff and students 'receive the appropriate support, reassurance and advice'.

Liverpool pupils in anti-bullying campaign

Pupils from a school in Merseyside have made a series of videos to highlight the effects of bullying on children.

National Anti-Bullying week begins today and, as part of it, year 4 children at St Roberts Bellarmine Primary School in Bootle have been sharing the work they have done to promote the anti-bullying message.

The films have been shown in school and to parents and the local community. They were so well received they have been entered for the National Crimebeat Award for creating a safer community.

Find more advice and help to tackle bullying here http://www.antibullyingweek.co.uk/

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