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Coronation Street: The biggest shocks and saddest moments as soap turns 60

Coronation Street: The biggest shocks and saddest moments as soap turns 60

Entertainment
It's the world's longest-running soap, and this week Coronation Street is marking its 60th anniversary with some typically nail-biting storylines.Viewers will see the conclusion of Yasmeen Nazir's trial for the attempted murder of controlling husband Geoff Metcalfe, as well as a final showdown between property developer Ray Crosby and the Corrie residents opposed to his plans to bulldoze the street. Of course, these events follow hundreds of sad, funny, shocking and groundbreaking stories - from affairs and serial killers to epic punch-ups and the birth of quadruplets - that have gripped viewers since the first episode aired on 9 December 1960.In total, the ITV soap has seen 57 births, 132 weddings and 146 deaths - quite a lot for one street.So, without further ado: Happy Birthday, Corrie!...
UK jobless claims hit 2.1 million in April as virus crisis shocks economy

UK jobless claims hit 2.1 million in April as virus crisis shocks economy

Business
Official figures have shown a surge of 856,500 people submitting benefit claims last month as the coronavirus crisis took its toll on jobs.The update from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the so-called claimant count, measured through Universal Credit applications, at its highest level since 1996 at 2.1 million in total. The growth marked the largest monthly leap in claims on record, the ONS said. The data mainly covered the first three months of the year as COVID-19 first struck UK shores ahead of the lockdown, imposed since 23 March, which has crippled large parts of the economy.The report showed unemployment increased by 50,000 to 1.35 million over the three month period as the government and Bank of England scrambled to protect businesses and jo...
Lily Allen shocks fans with steamy lingerie reveal: ‘Hot’

Lily Allen shocks fans with steamy lingerie reveal: ‘Hot’

Entertainment
Lily Allen is not normally one for stripping down on Instagram but last week she surprised fans with her beauty regime reveal.Sharing a behind the scenes clip from the Brit Awards, the 33-year-old shared an intimate topless shot of herself as she told fans that her glam squad were plucking her nipples.But in her latest exposé she flashed flesh once more for her pleasantly surprised 1million Instagram devotees.Posing playfully for a bathroom selfie, the Smile singer wrote: “Felt cute, might delete.” Related Articles Setting pulses racing, Lily stripped down in a set of steamy lingerie pics.Flaunting her figure, Ms Allen flashed flesh aplenty in racy black lingerie.In one picture, the London-born gal added extra allure as she teamed her get-up with a sexy pair...
Champion Muguruza out of Wimbledon as shocks continue – highlights & report

Champion Muguruza out of Wimbledon as shocks continue – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon 2018 on the BBCVenue: All England Club, Wimbledon Dates: 2-15 JulyCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs and the BBC Sport website and app; Live Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra commentary; Text commentary online.Defending champion Garbine Muguruza became the sixth top-eight women's seed to exit Wimbledon as she lost to Alison van Uytvanck in the second round.Belgian world number 47 Van Uytvanck demonstrated skill and power to beat the third seed 5-7 6-2 6-1.The Spaniard suffered the earliest...