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Anne Kirkbride nominated for award

Anne Kirkbride with screen husband Bill Roach Credit: PA

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride has been nominated for British Soap Award nearly four months after her death. The actress who played Deidre Barlow was selected for a scene where she threw a trifle up against the wall. The awards will take place next month.


  1. Caroline Whitmore, ITV News

Maxine Peake on her new film and a new Home for Manchester's much-loved Cornerhouse

Bolton actress Maxine Peake is back on the big screen in the new film, The Falling.

And its premier has been held in a new venue for Manchester. HOME is the new site for what was the much-loved Cornerhouse.

It's just down the road from the original venue which opened in 1935 as a cinema and contemporary art centre.

Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore went to meet Maxine in the swanky new surroundings.


How's that for a dramatic paws! New canine stars on cobbles of Corrie

It's the 'lead' story - canine stars of Corrie Credit: MEN

Coronation Street’s most famous pets have walked the cobbles to mark National Pet Month.

Ozzy, Eccles and Schmeichel delighted visitors to Coronation Street The Tour on the former Quay Street set.

And one of soap’s lesser-known secrets was revealed – Eccles the border terrier is actually a boy.

Eccles plays the Barlow family pet who was originally named Lady Freckles on the show. And he shares the role with Freckles who is female.

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It's Record Store day once again - a chance for music lovers to celebrate all things vinyl and the tunes that go with it. A short documentary has been made featuring a Preston record shop that specialises in vinyl. And according to Clint Boon, radio DJ and the man who played keyboards for the Inspiral Carpets, there's no comparison between CD's and records. As he explains here to Granada Reports' Tim Scott.

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