Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell will stand trial in September after being accused of child sex offences. He made his first appearance today at Manchester Crown Court under his real name of Michael Turner.
He is charged with 19 offences including six counts of raping a child, six allegations of indecently assaulting a child and seven counts of sexual activity with a child.
More top news
David Cameron will use a speech today to set out plans for patients to be able to access hospital services seven days a week.
The young Labour supporter seen celebrating an impromptu photo with Ed Miliband has defended her desire for an early campaign selfie.
An unsettled weekend of weather forecast as conditions turn wet and windy from the west tonight and slowly clear eastwards through tomorrow