31-metre bridge, which will stand 3 metres high and will contain more than 200,000 individual LEGO bricks,Read the full story ›
Children as young as five have been excluded from school for sexual misconduct including sharing indecent images.Read the full story ›
Local authorities across the region are blaming government cuts on the appalling condition of some of their school buildings.Read the full story ›
Samantha Ash from the Isle of Man has launched an online petition asking people to help raise £10,000 for her university education.Read the full story ›
A performing arts college co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney has seen the proportion of firsts given out to students more than double.Read the full story ›
Here is a full list of the proportion of degrees awarded as firsts by higher education institutions in the academic year 2015/16.
The institutions are ranked according to the change in the proportion of degrees awarded between 2010/11 and 2015/16, starting with the biggest increase.
The table reads, from left to right: name of institution; proportion of degrees awarded as firsts in 2010/11; proportion of degrees awarded as first in 2015/16; change in percentage points.
All figures have been rounded to one decimal place and the calculations exclude degrees that were rated as unclassified.
The list includes only those institutions for which comparable figures are available.All data has been compiled from information supplied by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
- Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 14.6% 37% 22.3
- University of Salford 16% 30.4% 14.3
- University of Central Lancashire 10.1% 22.2% 12.1
- Edge Hill University 15.8% 25.5% 9.7
- University of Manchester 17.1% 26.8% 9.7
- Liverpool John Moores University 12.6% 22.2% 9.6
- Manchester Metropolitan University 14.7% 23.6% 8.8
- University of Liverpool 18% 26.8% 8.8
- University of Chester 11.2% 15.2% 4
- University of Bolton 12.3% 16% 3.8
- Liverpool Hope University 16.5% 15.3% minus 1.2
Staff at a school in Fleetwood have shown off their dance skills in a video for MADD week (Music, Art, Dance and Drama).Read the full story ›
A headteacher who took a trip to Cuba without permission during term time has been banned from the profession.Read the full story ›
A controversial uniform change forcing pupils to wear only branded skirts and trousers has been postponed by a school in Hyde.Read the full story ›
Ramsey Grammar School on the Isle of Man has received an award for Best Secondary School Farm in the British Isles.Read the full story ›