A report published today revealed Jimmy Savile's long campaign of sexual abuse began in Manchester in the 1950s.
It outlines 450 allegations of abuse across the country over six decades.
Twenty incidents are being investigated by police in the North West.
New figures out today show the North West has the fewest academies in England.
Education secretary Michael Gove says councils in the region are being "blinkered" by not converting schools into Academies.
But critics argue that conversion is not always the solution.
The Government says councils in the North West are being 'blinkered' by not converting schools into Academies.
There are fewer here than anywhere else in the UK.
New figures show the North West has the lowest number of academies in England.
Education secretary Michael Gove says some authorities are "blinkered" in their attitude to the schools.
He said pupils are suffering as a result.