Coronation Street Executive Producer Kieran Roberts is leaving after 16 years with the show and nearly 34 years with ITV.Read the full story ›
Stars of Coronation Street have gathered for the funeral of much-loved soap actress Liz Dawn.Read the full story ›
The funeral of Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn will take place at 2pm on Friday October 6 at Salford Cathedral, her family have said.
The service will be conducted by Father Brendan Curley, the former dean of Salford Cathedral and a friend of Dawn and her family, alongside the cathedral's current dean, Father Michael Jones.
Following the funeral, the family will have a private family committal.
Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the ITV soap for more than 30 years, died on Monday aged 77, her family said in a statement.
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:
Coronation Street is welcoming a new face. Jim Moir also known as Vic Reeves plays Colin. Colin had a number of newsagents until his wife took them in a divorce. He wants to get them back and Jim says he's looking forward to some entertaining scenes with Norris and Mary.
Jim reveals on tonight's Granada Reports that as a child he used to watch Corrie with his Mum so it's a dream come true to join the cast - and it's made his 90 year old Mum very proud.
He says his character should provide some humour along the way.
The former Coronation Street star Julie Goodyear is to receive the freedom of her home town of Rochdale.Read the full story ›
Coronation Street producer Kate Oates has said more needs to be done in terms of increasing racial diversity among the soap's cast and crew.
Oates, who has been at the helm of the ITV serial drama for a year, has also said she was very aware that she had been "punishing the women" while working as a producer on rival soap Emmerdale, and that she did not want to repeat this on Corrie.
In terms of reflecting diversity and showing black and Asian characters, yes, we absolutely need to do more of it.
And we need more black and Asian writers, to bring out the truth of those voices.
It's important to keep the show strong and relevant, so that it's running long after everyone's forgotten who I am.
The presence of strong women was the backbone of the show as Tony Warren created it.
The tone and content of the stories have moved on, and so have the female characters, but that strength has still to be there for it to be truly Corrie. On Emmerdale, I was uncomfortably aware that I'd been responsible for the deaths of a number of women characters and I didn't want to repeat that. I did feel like I was punishing the women.
Oates said, to avoid the audience from disengaging, "there had to be journeys of triumph and strength".
Oates took over from previous Corrie series producer Stuart Blackburn, who was the soap's boss since 2013.
She has been hailed by fans for bringing back a number of popular Corrie characters including Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne), Toyah Battersby (Georgia Taylor) and Rosie Webster (Helen Flanagan), and also for giving the female cast heavy but empowering storylines.
Recent storylines on the soap have included Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) taking action after being groomed by her partner Nathan Curtis (Chris Harper) for a sex ring, and Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley) plotting revenge on her cheating fiance Aidan Connor (Shayne Ward).
Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley has been praised by fans for showing the effects of bloating on her body.Read the full story ›
The first picture of Vic Reeves on the set of the famous cobbles has been revealed.Read the full story ›
Coronation Street is being investigated by the broadcasting watchdog after airing a controversial grooming storyline on a Saturday morning.
The omnibus, broadcast on ITV2 on June 3 at 8.50am, sparked complaints with a scene featuring three men paying for sex and following a 16-year-old character into a bedroom.
Viewers saw another character being beaten and stamped on by several men.
An Ofcom spokesman said they were investigating whether the episode contained scenes that were unsuitable for broadcast at that time.