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Prosecution says soap star was lying when he denied sexually abusing five girls

Former Coronation Street star Bruce Jones avoids prison term

Bruce Jones has escaped a jail term for dangerous driving.

Former Coronation Street star Denise Welch snorted cocaine between scenes

Former Coronation Street star Denise Welch revealed today she snorted cocaine in between filming scenes for the soap.

9.9m watched TV election debate

An audience of 9.9 million viewers watched last night's historic election debate between the three party leaders, figures showed today.

Coronation Street star Susan Cleaver banned for drink-driving

Coronation Street star Susan Cleaver told a court today that she was "highly ashamed" as she was banned from the road for 17 months after drink-driving.

Street star Bill Tarmey announces retirement

Coronation Street veteran Bill Tarmey, who plays Jack Duckworth, will be retiring after 30 years on the ITV soap, the actor said today.

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Drink made Coronation Street star Bruce Jones violent, says wife

The wife of former Coronation Street star Bruce Jones told today how drinking changed his personality and made him "aggressive and loud".

BBC to air drama on 'birth' of Coronation Street

The BBC is to air a drama telling the story of the "difficult birth" of Coronation Street - its commercial rival's popular soap opera.

Fallen Star gives way to a truly Imperial successor

Kauto Star crashes out under pressure / Denman second best in battle to the line

Coronation St star Bruce Jones vows to beat bottle

Former Coronation Street star Bruce Jones vowed tonight to beat the bottle and save his marriage.

Coronation Street star Bruce Jones abused me for years, says wife

The wife of former Coronation Street star Bruce Jones told a court today he subjected her to years of drink-fuelled physical and emotional abuse.

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Shakespeare's star-cross'd lovers start to act their age

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Ian Burrell: Big Macs on Coronation Street?

Hide behind the sofa now. Doctors are voicing their concern that Government plans to allow broadcasters to use product placement will put us at risk of being exposed to marketing for unhealthy foods and alcohol.

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

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Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

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Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

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General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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