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The creator of Coronation Street, Tony Warren was laid to rest at a funeral service in Manchester, England on Friday (18Mar16).
Stars of the beloved British soap opera gathered to remember the TV writer, real name Anthony MCVay Simpson, at the service at Manchester Cathedral.
Warren, who passed away earlier this month (Mar16) after a short illness, created Coronation Street in 1960. He initially wrote only 13 episodes of the program, but the show's success has resulted in it still being on the air more than half a century later.
Gathered at the funeral service were many of the show's cast, including original 1960 star William Roache who delivered a reading at the service.
Continue reading: Coronation Street Stars Help Lay Creator Tony Warren To Rest
An Enterprising Fan Of Long-running British Soap Coronation Street Stunned His Girlfriend By Using Wednesday Night's (23sep15) Live Episode Of The Show To Propose To Her.
The man, named Adam, asked show bosses if he could chalk up the romantic message on a blackboard sitting on the bar of popular TV pub the Rovers Return during a scene - and they agreed.
The message read: "Katie Lowe, will you marry me?"
Just in case Lowe missed the TV proposal, her boyfriend posted a freeze frame of the chalkboard on Twitter.com over 100 times.
Continue reading: Romantic Fan Proposes On Live Coronation Street
The former Girls Aloud star made just four guest appearances in 'Corrie' this week, but the show's producers have decided not to extend her character's storyline.
Sarah Harding’s soap career would seem to have crashed and burned after barely having taken off, with the news that her ‘Coronation Street’ character Joni Preston is to be removed from the show after just four episodes.
Former Girls Aloud singer Harding, 33, played the estranged wife of Robert Preston in the long-running ITV soap this week, but was slammed by ‘Corrie’ fans and TV critics for her acting skills. In the aftermath, the show has decided not to take up the option of extending her character’s storyline.
Sarah Harding in London earlier this week
Continue reading: Sarah Harding Axed From 'Coronation Street' After Just 4 Episodes
The former wildchild pop star will be joining the cast for a short series of guest appearances later this year.
The 33 year old singer will temporarily join the cast of the long-running soap institution for four episodes later this year. She’ll apparently play a feisty character who stirs up trouble for Tracy Barlow.
Sarah Harding is to feature briefly in 'Coronation Street' later in 2015
Continue reading: Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding To Join 'Coronation Street'
The Death Of British Actor Trevor Smith Has Been Ruled A Suicide By A Coroner.
The body of the former Coronation Street actor was found in a quarry in Derbyshire, England in January (15), a day after he was reported missing.
During an inquest at Chesterfield Coroner's Court, it was revealed Smith, 42, had drowned after throwing himself into a lagoon in the disused quarry.
Smith, who also went by the name Trevor Hancock, was discharged from Sheffield's Northern General Hospital after being treated for cuts to his wrists on the day he went missing, and upon his release, he was told his father had died.
Continue reading: Actor Trevor Smith's Death Ruled A Suicide
The 23 year old, who plays Katy Armstrong in the long-running show, fainted while waiting to film a scene, and production staff called an ambulance.
She was tended to by paramedics at the scene for 30 minutes before they took her to a hospital in Salford, England. She was later sent home to recover.
Continue reading: Georgia May Foote Collapses On Set
The press preview Coronation Street 'The Tour' at the old set of the British soap at Granada Studios in Manchester. Glimpses of famous locations on the cobbled street set can be seen including the infamous Rovers Return Inn, the café Roy's Rolls and the butchers Elliot & Son.
Barbera Knox rolled back the years and had somewhat of a Justin Bieber moment when she was arrested for drink driving on March 10, The BBC have reported. Knox, who plays the character of Rita Tanner on the ITV soap – and has done since 1972 – was in the car with her daughter, who was also charged. A spokesperson for Coronation Street declined to comment, but told The Independent: “This is a personal and private matter.”
Barbara Knox was arrested on suspicion of drink driving
Cheshire Police said: "Police stopped a car in Hollow Lane, Knutsford, and a 56-year-old woman from Gloucestershire was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.” The spokeswoman added: “An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford arrived at Knutsford police station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. She was bailed pending further inquiries."
Continue reading: 80-Year-Old Corrie Actress Barbara Knox Arrested For Drink Driving
Rita Tanner - aka Barbara Knox - was arrested by Knutsford police.
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, 80, has been arrested for suspected drink driving. The soap veteran - who plays Rita Tanner (previously Sullivan) - was allegedly arrested after driving herself to Cheshire's Knutsford Police Station to demand the release of her daughter - who had been arrested for the same offence.
Barbara Knox Was Arrested On Suspicion of Drink-Driving
Knox's daughter Maxine Ashcroft was reportedly pulled over and breathalysed following an afternoon out with her mum - she was found to be almost three times the legal limit for driving.
Continue reading: Coronation Street's 'Rita' Gives Knutsford Police Easiest Arrest Of 2014
The 40-year-old actress and her musician boyfriend will be ringing in the new year as a married couple after exchanging vows in a ceremony shortly before Christmas (25Dec13).
Lindsay has been involved with White for 10 years, and in 2010, she gave birth to their twin boys.
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