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.
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Showers or longer spells of rain. Severe gales on Sunday with storm force winds for coasts and hills
Tyson Fury plans to give his fans a song when he's finished with world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night.
Often very windy, especially as we head into Sunday, with rain or showers. Met Office 'Be Aware' warnings have been issued