The Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has appeared in court for the first time since he was accused of raping a 15 year old girl in the 1960s.
The actor who plays Ken Barlow has strenously denied the allegations.
The alleged offences are said to have taken place in Lancashire in 1967.
Our correspondent Elaine Willcox was at Preston magistrates court:
More top news
Police are appealing for information after a 21-year-old man suffered a suspected dislocated jaw following a vicious assault in Morecambe.
Police in Lancashire are getting increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman who is missing from Bamber Bridge.
Police investigating a fatal crash in Sale have appealed for the driver of a black Mercedes seen in the area at the time to come forward.