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The funeral of Liz Dawn

The funeral of Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn will take place next Friday 6 October at Salford Cathedral, her family announced today.

The Requiem Mass and Holy Communion Service will begin at 2pm conducted by Father Brendan Curley, former Dean of Salford Cathedral and a friend to Liz and her family. The current Dean of the Cathedral, Father Michael Jones, will officiate alongside Father Curley.

A private family committal will take place following the service.

Liz’s family has requested that donations be made in her memory to the British Lung Foundation and Breast Cancer Care UK. Flowers for Liz are also welcome.

Liz Dawn

It is with the greatest sadness that we have learned our beloved Liz Dawn passed away last night.

A statement from the family of Liz Dawn

We are devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn.

Liz died peacefully last night at home with her loving family around her.

She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing.

A statement from Coronation Street

It is with the greatest sadness that we have learned our beloved Liz Dawn has passed away last night. Her family at Coronation Street are heartbroken.

We extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathy at this very sad time to Liz’s devoted husband Don, her loving children Graham, Dawn, Ann and Julie, their families and her six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

We have been blessed to have Liz in our lives, as she was such a kind, considerate and caring friend and colleague. As Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth for 34 years, Liz brought so much joy and happiness to so many. She was a wonderful actress who will forever be a true Coronation Street legend.

On behalf of ITV and the programme Coronation Street’s Executive Producer, Kieran Roberts said:

"Liz Dawn was a true Coronation Street legend, a brilliant actor and a wonderful person. Everyone lucky enough to have worked with Liz during her thirty-four years playing Corrie icon Vera Duckworth will remember her with huge affection."

Double Trouble for Maria and Eva in Corrie's EXTRA Wednesday Episode

Things are about the get very messy on Coronation Street when Eva Price takes the ultimate revenge on Maria Connor in tonight’s (Weds) dramatic double bill!

As these photographs show the furious bride sees red and pushes her love rival into the fountain at the lavish wedding venue - before jumping in after her and dunking the terrified hairdresser under the water.

In scenes reminiscent of the famous Dynasty lilypond catfight between Krystal and Alexis, the two women battle it out in the fountain as the stunned wedding guests look on.

Double WEDnesday treat for Corrie viewers as extra episode details are announced

ITV has today announced the transmission date for the extra weekly episode of Coronation Street - and it is a double WEDnesday treat for viewers.

The first extra episode will air on Wednesday September 20th at 8.30pm - meaning Corrie fans get double helpings of their favourite soap on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays every week.

And the first week of the new six episode double Wednesday transmission pattern will kick off in fittingly spectacular style with the double wedding of Aidan, Eva, Jenny and Johnny.

The action packed week begins with Aidan Connor confessing his affair with Maria to fiancee Eva on the day of their wedding. Just when it looks as though she has decided to still go ahead with the marriage jilted mistress Maria gatecrashes the wedding in truly jaw dropping style.

What follows is one of the most sensational stunt-filled weddings the cobbles have ever seen.

Four Miles from Manchester: Tony Warren’s Coronation Street

The early life and career of Tony Warren, creator of Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running continuing drama, will be remembered in an exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, which is operated by Salford Community Leisure.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 21 October 2017 to Tuesday 3 July 2018

Coronation Street is four miles in any one direction from the centre of Manchester. Emotionally, it's wherever you want it to be in your own heart

– Tony Warren, 1995