Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear MBE - is to be given the freedom of the borough of Rochdale. Miss Goodyear – who appeared in Britain’s most famous and best-loved soap for over 25 years – is a long-time resident of Rochdale, and is being given the honour in recognition of her contribution to the arts and entertainment.
Ex-Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm says she was lucky to "survive" after eating nothing but fruit and vegetables for years.Read the full story ›
Dusty Springfield remains one of the most successful British female singers of all time - and now her story has been turned into a stage musical.
'Son of a Preacher Man' is currently playing in Manchester and includes many of her other hits too, like 'I only want to be with you' and 'You don't have to say you love me'.
Our entertainment correspondent Caroline Whitmoremet the cast at Manchester's Palace Theatre:
A couple of weeks ago we saw Take That surprise fans at the Opera House in Manchester at the world premiere of their brand new musical the Band.
Well last night they took to the stage again - with some of their celebrity friends - for official opening night.
The five members of the group who star in the musical were discovered on TV talent show Let it shine hosted by Graham Norton. He was at the opening night along with a host of other stars and rubbing shoulders with them all was Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore.
Isle of Man-born actress Samantha Barks will star in the Broadway version of the hit 1990s film 'Pretty Woman'.Read the full story ›
Take That were greeted by screaming fans as they turned out on the red carpet for the official opening of the band's musical.Read the full story ›
The inaugural Bolton Film Festival came to a close last night after two days of film screenings and industry talksRead the full story ›
ITV, in association with the National Trust, Ordnance Survey and The Ramblers, is looking for your best walks in the North WestRead the full story ›
Ted McDermott from Blackburn spent years performing in clubs and as a redcoat at Butlins. Ted is only now releasing his first album..and at the same time dealing with alzheimers. He and his son became an overnight hit loved by all who saw them singing their hearts out on social media.
Fans of Coronation Street will know that weddings in the soap rarely go without a hitch - in fact most of them are a complete disaster. Will tonight's double wedding be the same or will the couples live happily ever after?
Victoria Grimes joined the brides and grooms on the cobbles to find out more: