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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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