Coronation Street veteran Bill Roache did not want to join the soap.
Political parties should stand on their own merit in the General Election campaign, Patrick Harvie has said, after his counterparts in England and Wales entered a “Remain alliance” with the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru.
A man who murdered his ex-partner in a “wicked” pre-planned operation has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 27 years.
Leyton Orient will look to avoid a potential FA Cup banana skin in Sunday’s first-round clash against non-league Maldon & Tiptree.
Police are chasing a man who distracted an elderly lady before swiping money from her purse in Dundee city centre.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reassured Manchester City they should have no concerns about their arrival at Anfield on Sunday but accepts “it is our fault” if reservations remain.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson always expected Frank Lampard would make a good manager – but hopes to make his own 300th Premier League match in charge one to remember.
Crossrail will not open next year and its cost has increased again by up to £650 million, the firm building London’s new east-west railway has admitted.
Professor Andrew Atherton has quit as principal of Dundee University, a week after The Courier revealed he had been suspended in a row over rent payments.
Michael O’Neill will oversee Stoke as they head to fellow strugglers Barnsley.