As Coronation Street moves to its new home in Media City, discover trivia you may not know about the nation's most famous street.
Emmerdale named best soap crowning a haul of prizes, which also included best storyline, outstanding achievement and best bad boy.
A Coronation Street actor has been suspended after he was found to have a "totally unacceptable" rapper alter-ego called The Phantom.
As the new Coronation Street set is revealed at Media City some of the soaps stars give us their thoughts on their new home.
A breast cancer nurse who used her knowledge of the disease to help soap opera screen writers tackle portraying the difficult issue has been awarded for her services.
Victoria Harmer, who helped screen writers on ITV's Coronation Street and BBC Radio 4's The Archers, has been dubbed Cancer Nurse of the Year at the Nursing Times' annual nursing awards ceremony.
The breast cancer nurse specialist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London said she worked with Coronation Street scriptwriters when character Sally Webster was diagnosed with the disease.
Actress Sally Dynevor, who plays the role, found a lump in her breast while preparing for the storyline and was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear said she regrets her short-lived return to the soap to revive Bet Lynch because it was like being on "a conveyor belt".
The 71-year-old returned to the show in 2002, but lasted little over a fortnight because she struggled to cope with the changes in the workload.
In an interview for Piers Morgan's Life Stories, Goodyear claimed she had not been informed about how the demands of filming had altered since she had left the show seven years earlier.
The actress said: "When I walked in, it was like being on a conveyor belt. We'd always had rehearsal. We'd always had make-up and costume and everything. I had about 27 Rovers scenes and we started at the end."
Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Julie Goodyear is on ITV tonight at 9pm.
In an exclusive interview, actor Michael Le Vell's relieved family told ITV's This Morning that they never doubted his innocence.
It follows the acquittal last week of the Coronation Street star on 12 counts of sexual abuse.
Michael's brother Phil Turner, 59, and two sisters Susan Westcott, 54, and Julie Matoukh, 51, said the trial had "brought them closer together" as a family.
Julie said: "As soon as I phoned him, the first thing he said was you know I didn't do this - and I said you don't need to tell me."
Phil said: "We were a strong family before, that's just how we are."
Susan also denied media reports that Michael was close to suicide during the trial: "He was determined to clear his name - why would he do that?"
Phil also confirmed that his brother and the family were forgiving of the girl who made the allegations.
He said:"Our belief is to turn the other cheek, and I think we live by that - Michael certainly does."
Former The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright and Coronation street actress Michelle Keegan are engaged, the actress has confirmed on Twitter.
THANKYOU for all the lovely messages, and yes it's true @markwright_ and I are engaged !! We are so SO happy :-) xxx
Former Coronation Street actor Bill Ward has joined the cast of Emmerdale as a surprise new member of the Barton family.
Ward plays farmer and single father James Barton, the estranged older brother of the recently deceased John Barton, who turns up in the village out of the blue.
The actor, whose Corrie killing as builder Charlie Stubbs won him "best exit" at the 2007 British Soap Awards, is also known for roles in Cold Blood and the West End musical Spamalot.
He said he was "really looking forward" to filming, which starts next month before his screen debut in late October.
Kate Oates, Emmerdale series producer says: “I'm delighted to welcome Bill to the show. The Barton family have always been extremely popular with our audience and the arrival of James will be the start of a new era for them.”
In a statement former Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has said the lyrics features in videos posted online were the product of "a moment of madness."
The lyrics that appeared online were influenced by a style of hiphop that I was experimenting with at a private freestyle session and blurted out in a moment of madness.
There is absolutely no excuse - I take complete responsibility for my actions - but they were in no way thought out or represent at all my attitude towards women, rape and violence.
I just want to apologise from the bottom of my heart to everyone who I have offended or upset.
Chris Fountain said in a statement he was "deeply sorry" for the foul-mouthed rant.
I completely understand that ITV had no choice but to terminate my contract today.
I have had two wonderful years playing Tommy Duckworth with only happy memories of my time on Coronation Street.
I am mortified that I have brought so much embarrassment to my colleagues and employers these last few days.
My biggest regret however is not to do with losing my job, but that I have hurt and let down so many people including those in a vulnerable situation and I am so very deeply ashamed of this.
– Chris Fountain
I am also mortified to have put my mother, grandad and girlfriend through the last few days which they are hurt and bewildered by and so do not deserve. I am so sorry.
Once again to everyone who I have let down and hurt. I am deeply sorry.
The Daily Mirror's deputy TV editor Mark Jefferies reports that Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain could be seen in the soap for up to eight weeks after his sacking:
Am told Chris Fountain will not be edited out of current Coronation Street eps so he could be on screen for 6-8 weeks.