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Corrie stars prepare for netball soap showdown

The cast of Coronation street are preparing to take on soap rivals Emmerdale in the ITV Text Santa Charity netball match.

They've been training with the Manchester thunder team ahead of the game on the 22nd November which will raise cash for 6 different charities.

Hayley Tamaddon who plays Andrea Beckett is taking on the position of goal attack.

Liverpool hoping to stage netball world cup

Liverpool City Council is backing England Netball's bid Credit: PA

English Netball has put in a bid for the 2019 Netball World Cup to be held in Liverpool.

At the heart of the bid is the ACC Liverpool complex. Matches would be played at the Echo Arena, with the Exhibition Centre used as a training venue.

Launching the bid, England Netball Chairman Cheryl Danson OBE said: “Liverpool is an iconic city immersed in sport and, with its global reputation and warm welcome, would be the perfect host to showcase the Netball World Cup 2019 to the world. " A final decision will be made in March 2015.