Former Coronation Street Julie Hesmondhalgh, will receive the title of Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Hyndburn. It's the Lancashire borough's highest honour and a special ceremony will be held at Accrington and Rossendale college where Julie studied. Julie was born in Accrington and became a household name playing Hayley Cropper in the Street for many years.
Stars paid tribute to Coronation Street's Anne Kirkbride at the National Television Awards, as the biggest names in television were honoured for their work.
Lancashire-born actress Pauline Yates, who was a familiar to millions from The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin, has died at the age of 85.Read the full story ›
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has been banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay costs.
Barbara Knox has been banned from driving for 12 months and fined £3,000. She will also pay costs of £1,750.
Film-maker Ken Loach is being awarded an honorary doctorate by Liverpool Hope University. He has a long association with the city, directing many of it's stars and making a documentary about the Liverpool Dockers' Strike
Loach, famous for social commentary in his movies brought us Kes in 1969, Raining Stones and of course Looking for Eric, a bittersweet comedy which featured the former Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona.
Entertainment Correspondent, Caroline Whitmore on her memories of Annie KirkbrideRead the full story ›
An actress hired to play a new character in Coronation Street has been fired after fans discovered she had lied about her age at audition.Read the full story ›
Coronation Street is recasting the role of Bethany Platt after dropping the actress who had been hired to play her when it was discovered she hid her real age at the audition.
Katie Redford said she was a 19-year-old when she landed a part on the cobbles, but it has emerged she would have turned 26 by the time she made her screen debut as the 14-year-old character.
Corrie fans found out her real age when they looked her up online after she landed the part as Gail McIntyre's granddaughter Bethany.
It's believed fans spotted photos from her 25th birthday party on Twitter after her casting was announced last week.
A spokeswoman for the actress confirmed she auditioned "as a 19-year-old".
ITV's hit comedy Benidorm is back on our screens once again and one of the North West's biggest comedy stars is making his return to the show tonight. Yes, St Helen's Johnny Vegas 'The Oracle' has returned to sunny Spain.