Coronation Street is a British soap opera which chronicles the lives of the residents of a backstreet terrace in Weatherfield, a fictional town in the north of England. Created by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television and then ITV plc for the country's main commercial network, it was first transmitted on 9th December1960 and is the longest running drama series in the world still in production.
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29th March1998: At her trial for fraud, Deirdre Rachid was found guilty on all counts and sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment. The real culprit, Jon Lindsay, was let off with a suspended sentence. Deirdre had been conned by Jon, who had charmed her with stories about his life as an airline pilot. Even after finding out he wasn't a pilot but the owner of a tie shop, Deirdre had continued to see him. Deirdre and Jon had taken out a joint mortgage in Ian Jenkins' name, and Deirdre, blinded by love, had trusted Jon to handle everything. His web of lies started to unravel when Deirdre found out he had a family and a house. In court, Jon pled guilty to the charge of conspiracy to obtain money by deception, and the jury believed his insistence that Deirdre was the mastermind behind the operation and had duped him.
Kimberley Taylor was an employee at Bettabuy supermarket who was engaged to Curly Watts. Kimberley ended the relationship and transferred to another store when Curly pestered her to have sex before marriage. They reunited through a dating agency a year later before splitting for good when Curly blew £2,000 converting his loft into an observatory against Kimberley's wishes. Kimberley was the daughter of Randolph and Brenda Taylor. She was an only child and had a strict, sheltered upbringing as her parents were old-fashioned church-goers. Kimberley met Curly in October 1989 when he became Bettabuy supermarket's assistant manager. On Curly's first walk around the shop floor, manager Reg Holdsworth invited him to point out where Kimberley had made a mistake in her shelf-stacking technique. Curly re-arranged the display so that it would be more eye-catching to the customer, introducing himself to Kimberley as he did so.
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