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Video report: Farewell to Deirdre Barlow

Credit: ITV

Coronation Street will say an emotional farewell to one of its best loved characters tonight.

Viewers will see Deirdre Barlow's husband Ken and best friend Liz carrying her coffin into church.

Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre for four decades, died in January this year.

By way of a spoiler alert, if you're an avid Corrie fan you might want to cover your eyes for just a few moments!!

Our report tonight comes from Victoria Grimes:

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Coronation Street says final farewell to Deirdre Barlow

Coronation Street to say emotional farewell to Deirdre Barlow Credit: ITV

Coronation Street will say an emotional farewell to one of its best loved characters tonight.

Viewers will see Deidre Barlow's husband Ken and best friend Liz carrying her coffin into church.

Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played the legendary character for 40 years, passed away earlier this year.

Ex-Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan set to marry

Former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan will tie the knot over the Bank Holiday weekend with The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright.

Former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan Credit: Press Association

Keegan, 27, from Greater Manchester and Wright announced their engagement in September 2013, nine months after they started dating.

The couple have been celebrating their upcoming nuptials in recent weeks with a string of hen and stag dos, which saw Keegan take a group of friends away to Dubai.

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright who are preparing to tie the knot this weekend. Credit: Press Association

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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Corrie stars and Class of 92 join netball team's Amarillo video

Class of 92’ players and stars from Coronation Street have joined forces with Manchester Thunder netball team for a special promotional video.

Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Brooke Vincent were among the North West celebrities to take part in the 'Is This the Way To Amarillo?' spoof.

The video has been released in the run up to the reigning netball Superleague champions' semi final match at the Manchester Arena on April 18th.

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