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.
– Sally Fort, Parent, Barrowford School
Why I love my child's school. The way families are forced to feel pitched competitively against one another is awful at a time they should be relishing the last few days of a close knit and caring school family before it's all change for big school. But if it must be done, thank goodness there are ways and there are ways...
The Head of @Barrowfordsch says it's not all about test results as she writes about the qualities and abilities of her primary school leavers in an end of term letter.
A school in Lancashire is planning to ban packed lunches.
The headteacher at All Saints Primary in Clayton le Moors said a government adviser found fewer than 1 per cent of lunches brought into school met nutritional standards.
Too many of the 5 to 7 years olds were eating crisps and chocolate everyday so they will get a free school meal instead.
A conference has been looking at ways of helping to tackle the growing problem of loneliness among the elderly.
It's claimed feelings of loneliness or isolation can have a worse impact on our health than obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Amy Welch looks at the issue:-
The government's pledged £328m towards improving the North West's transport network, and to training schemes designed to give new skills to jobseekers. The Growth Deal will see the money invested next year, with more to come in 2016/17.
Transport improvements will include twelve new trams for Greater Manchester's Metrolink network, "new connections" to and from central Liverpool to help regenerate other parts of the city, and repairing bridges on key routes into Blackpool to support the tourist trade.
The deal will also pay to train students and jobseekers across the North West. A centre dedicated to highly-skilled manufacturing will open at Furness College in Cumbria, and £47m will be spent on improving six colleges in Liverpool.
Ryan Giggs has won plenty of accolades in the world of football.
Today he's getting an award from academia.
Giggs retired at the end of last season to become part of the new management team at Old Trafford.
Today he'll receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton for his contribution to sport.
A Cumbrian MP is on a personal mission to improve levels in maths and literacy in local pupils.
The MP for Barrow in Furness John Woodcock has spent the past year training to be a teaching assistant to help run a summer school in his constituency.
Fifty youngsters will get three weeks of extra tuition in the pilot scheme backed by local business.
Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has the story.
A skin analysis machine has been set up to help educate young people about the damage sunburn can do to the skin and the steps that can be taken to avoid burning and over exposure to UV light. It also highlights that it is the damage done to skin when young.
Shunburn is Teenage Cancer Trust's annual sun safety campaign predominately aimed at 13-24 year olds. It educates young people about the damage sunburn can do to the skin and the steps that can be taken to avoid burning and over exposure to UV light.
Education secretary Michael Gove has waded into a row between Lancashire County Council and the families of two children with autism.
Both 11-year-old Honey Crossley and 9-year-old Jack Entwistle from Burnley have been taken out of school.
The Council say they have found appropriate alternatives but their parents say they are wholly unsuitable and do not cater for autistic children.
Their MP Gordon Entwistle has raised the issue in Parliament, where Michael Gove admitted he too has had "frustrations" with Lancashire County Council.
Ambitious about Autism have a free guide on this issue, visit ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk for more information