Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye says she was "hearbroken" to hear of Anne Kirkbride's death. The two worked together between 1995 and 1999 when Gaynor played July Mallett who lived with husband Gary at no 9 Coronation Street
Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls who plays Audrey today paid tribute to Anne Kirkbride, saying ''she was a one off, there will never be another Annie. I will miss her terribly''.
A tearful William Roache has told how the cast and crew of Coronation Street are in mourning after the sudden death of his on-screen wife.
Speaking to ITV News, Mr Roache described Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow for 44 years, as a "truly beautiful person".
Speaking from the set of the show, he praised her for being a "superb all-rounder" as an actress, with "impeccable" comedy timing.
Meanwhile, creative director Kieran Roberts said his favourite of Deirdre's numerous headline-grabbing storylines was her 1998 wrongful jailing, which sparked a nationwide campaign to get the fictional conviction overturned.
Coronation Street actress Paula Lane, who plays Kylie Platt, has given birth to a baby boy.
The 28-year-old, who is from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, tweeted that her and husband Tom Shaw's "world is complete" following the arrival of their first child on New Year's Eve.
Lane's character left Weatherfield on Christmas Day following a row with her on-screen husband David over her drug addiction and continued involvement with ex-boyfriend Callum Logan.
She is due to return to the cobbles in Spring 2015.
It is never quiet on the cobbles of Coronation Street and tonight sees the arrival of Gavin Rodwell played by Yorkshire actor Oliver Farnworth.
Fans of the soap will have seen Les Dennis' character of Michael trying to track down his long lost son on Wednesday night's episode.
Gavin is set to stir up the nation's favourite street tonight he makes his first appearance. Daniel Harris caught up with Oliver on the set of Coronation Street:
A widow from Scunthorpe will be in Parliament today to listen to MPs discuss the illness which killed her husband. The visit by Maggie Watts, 50, to Westminster, is a major milestone in her campaign to increase funding for research into pancreatic cancer. Her husband Kevin Watts, a local builder, died from the disease aged 48 in 2008. His death spurred mum of one Mrs Watts to organise a 106,000-name on-line petition and force a debate in the House of Commons.
Former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, whose character Hayley Cropper was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the long-running soap opera, joined Maggie's campaign after becoming aware of the disease’s low survival rate - around three per cent five years after diagnosis. The debate will be led by Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin.
Coronation Street newcomer Sair Khan has swapped serving coffee for the cobbles.
The Yorkshire actress is a member of the soap's first ever muslim family, but that hasn't stopped her from keeping in touch with her friends.
Daniel Harris went to meet her on a visit to her old place of work and hear what it was like to be back behind the counter.
Members of ITV's cast and crew have set off on a 60-mile charity cycle through towns and villages between Media City in Manchester, where Coronation Street is filmed, and Eccup in West Yorkshire, home to Emmerdale.
Taking on the trans-Pennine challenge are Emmerdale’s Gaynor Faye, Jamie Shelton, Nicola Wheeler and James Hooton, Coronation Street’s Colson Smith, and Good Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin.
Also in the saddle will be TV presenters Darren Jeffries and Matt Littler, and 911 singer Jimmy Constable, whose bandmate Lee Brennan will be volunteering to support the cyclists on their journey.
The Tour de ITV is part of the nationwide ITV Local Heroes campaign, which aims to inspire viewers to help out at local sports clubs and make a difference in their communities.