Cast and crew show their support for Manchester Dogs' Home

It was canine crazy on the cobbles of Weatherfield today when the cast and crew of Coronation Street came together to show their support for Manchester Dogs Home.

A bring your dog to work day was organised at the show’s headquarters at Media City UK to raise funds for the fire ravaged dogs home which is a just a few miles away.

Led by cast members Samia Ghadie, Bev Callard and Georgia May Foote dozens of staff posed for pictures on the famous cobbles. Also showing their support were Corrie canine favourites Eccle and Ozzy.

Collection buckets have been placed around the building and everyone encouraged to donate food, bedding and toys which will all be sent to Cheshire Dogs Home - the centre housing the dogs rescued from the fire on Friday night.

Samia brought her Maltese Sonny, Georgia May Foote came along with her Cavashon Marley whilst Bev Callard arrived with her rescue Bull Terrior Trev.

Samia said: “It’s been great seeing everyone here with their dogs and coming together to raise money for the dogs home. As a dog owner I was heartbroken when I read about what had happened.”

Georgia said: ‘I was really pleased to be able to bring Marley into work today, it was chaos on the street but great fun. The thought of what happened to those poor dogs is just awful and we want to help as much as we can.”

Bev said: “Trev is a rescue dog so we know how much joy they bring and how loving they are. As soon as we heard what had happened we wanted to do something to help.”

TV Choice Awards 2014

We won BEST STORYLINE for 'Hayley's cancer' in the TV Choice Awards. Thanks so much to everyone who voted Corrie - you're amazing!

Here are some pics and Tweets from a fabulous night of fun and frolics:

Catherine Tyldesley and Jane Danson

Brooke Vincent

Congratulations to all the other winners, especially our ITV chums; Saturday Night Takeaway, I'm a Celebrity, Britain's Got Talent, Jeremy Kyle, Benidorm.

Coronation Street is officially mapped by Ordnance Survey

You can now see the the Street in a new light, thanks to the recently produced large-scale map by Ordinance Survey.

The new detailed map (produced using OS MasterMap) shows building outlines, street layout and footpaths.

The map has also been updated to feature additional information including house numbers, character details and the names of the famous shops and focal points including the Rovers Return and the Kabin.

You’ll see that Carla doesn’t have far to walk to work, while the Rovers is only a hop, skip and a jump away for Ken and Deirdre.

Rob Andrews from Ordnance Survey said:

"This has been a great project and highlights Ordnance Survey’s commitment to accurately map the rapidly changing face of Great Britain.

"This is one of the most famous streets in the country; however, it is only one of 87 other Coronation Streets which feature on the OS database.”

In addition to the 87 Coronation Streets in Great Britain there are also 171 Coronation Roads, 93 Coronation Avenues, 2 Coronation Mews and 8 Coronation Squares. However, there are only four other Rovers Returns in Great Britain.

Do you live on one of the other Coronation Streets? Maybe the Rovers Return is your local? If so, let us know on Facebook and Twitter using #ILiveOnCorrie

Corrie Pride 2014

The Coronation Street cast and crew joined forces to celebrate this year's Manchester Pride parade in style.

Check out some of the pictures below:

Say hello to Team Corrie!

Here comes the Pride!

Les Dennis made a star turn as Mavis.

We're loving the new look Rovers.

Brooke and Kym joined Les for the festivities.

As did the rest of the cast!

But the party really started when crew joined the float.

Even the Corrie ducks made a special effort!

And a great day was had by all!

Corrie cast complete the Ice Bucket challenge

Our slightly bonkers cast have been getting very soggy (and very nippy) for a good cause, by taking park in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

We've collected all of their challenges below for your viewing pleasure. Click the links on the Tweets below to view each of the videos - enjoy!

And finally... Les Dennis as Mavis!

A star is born!

Keep your eyes peeled for Krystal, the American Bulldog, who won a starring role thanks to Paul O'Grady's For The Love of Dogs.

Krystal and Ali, the dog handler, during the scene outside the Rovers.

I'm ready for my close up now!

After her big debut, Paul joined Krystal in her star dressing room.

You can see Krystal's full story when the For The Love of Dogs returns in September.

Two new characters hit the cobbles

Oliver Farnworth and Sean Ward will play Gavin and Callum

Coronation Street fans are in for a treat as two explosive new characters are set to cause fireworks on the cobbles.

Sean Ward and Oliver Farnworth will set hearts racing in the respective roles of Kylie Platt’s ex Callum and Michael Rodwell’s son Gavin. Both have a past that could really set the cat amongst the pigeons in the already fractured Platt household...

Charlie Lawson on the return of Jim McDonald

We caught up with Charlie Lawson about Jim's return to Coronation Street.

How did you feel about being asked to come back?
I was absolutely delighted, I love playing Jim and when I was told about the storyline I was really pleased with the idea that they had. If you are going to use a character you may as well use him properly, I don’t think I would have been as interested in coming back for a one episode prison visit for example.

Is it odd to be back but not actually working on the Street itself?
Not at all because they have built a prison set above Roy's Rolls so it does feel like I am on the street. We have filmed at a real prison in the past but it is much easier to have the purpose built set here on site. It also means I get to work on the new set, which is fantastic.

How has Coronation Street changed since you started in the late 80s?
When we first started it was a lot slower, there were far less people and we only did two episodes a week. The atmosphere was different, we worked hard and played hard. We had a Coronation Street Cricket team but there's not time for any of that now.

The pace is much quicker, more episodes, more cast. People tend to go home to learn their lines, but the whole industry is like that now. We can have four units working, so you can be here and not see people who are in working on the same day.

Can you remember your early days on the show joining as a family?
It was very funny because people had their own chairs and you had to be careful where you sat! I didn’t know anyone in the show, but I knew how enormous the show was.

It was a different animal in those days, people were huge stars, they had come through the 60s and 70s as the first big TV celebrities. We were very lucky to come in together, I was cast first and had an input in choosing Beverly (Liz) and then we both helped choose the boys.

You are starting from the right premise and you know it is going to work when it is done in that way. We were always very close and we came in on a year’s contract and right from the word go it was clear that they were writing for us.

People got used to the new kids on the block very quickly. They felt different and had some amazing storylines.