Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall has appeared in court over sexual abuse allegations.
Hall, who's 83 faces 17 charges relating to girls aged 9-16 and a further charge relating to a 22 year old woman.
The case at Preston Crown Court was adjourned until May. Mr Hall was granted bail.
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