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Tony Warren to receive media award

Tony Warren Credit: PA

The creator of Coronation Street, Tony Warren, is to receive the inaugural Nations and Regions Media Achievement Award at this year’s Salford International Media Festival.

The award recognises his outstanding contribution to, and impact on, the development of media in the Nations and Regions of the UK.

Tony Warren established the world’s longest running TV soap opera in production, Coronation Street. He is still a consultant to the show. The Royal Television Society has labelled the show as “the most successful television programme in British history”.

“We’re delighted that the legendary creator of Coronation Street, Tony Warren, will be receiving the inaugural NARM Achievement Award at the Salford International Media Festival. Few people have done more for regional broadcasting; he helped to put Manchester and Salford on the cultural map. He is shows why regional television is vital to our country’s media landscape and was a trailblazer for so many people who will be attending our Nations and Regions Media Conference.”

– Beth Hewitt, Director of Salford International Media Festival

The Salford International Media Festival runs at the University of Salford from Monday 16th to Thursday 19th November

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North West winners at RTS Awards

Coronation Street stars and crew collect the Best Serial Drama award during the 2013 National Television Awards Credit: PA

Coronation Street was one of the big winners at last night's Royal Television Society Programme Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

It picked up the Best Soap or Serial Drama Award.

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville also won an award for Best Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit for his work on Sky Sports.

Gary Neville working as a football pundit Credit: PA

Former Corrie star becomes mother for first time

Katherine Kelly Credit: PA

Former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly has become a mother for the first time.

The 33-year-old - now known to TV audiences for her role in Mr Selfridge - and her husband Ryan Clark became parents to baby girl Orla on Tuesday.

Kelly bowed out of Corrie in January 2012 following a six-year stint in the soap playing Becky McDonald.

She said she was "overwhelmed with joy to announce the arrival of our daughter."


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