The actor Geoffrey Hughes who played Eddie Yeats in Coronation Street has lost his fight with cancer, his friend and colleague Ricky Tomlinson has confirmed to ITV Granada.
Yeats was also known for his roles in the Royle Family and Keeping Up Appearances.
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There are indications that from midweek next week the weather across the NW might start to settle down. Plenty of blips though before then
Here's the weather forecast for the next few days across the NW, with Emma Jesson