• Coronation Street star Barbara Knox arrested for drink driving

    Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. The 80-year-old, who has played Rita Tanner on the soap for over 40 years, was held at her local police station in Cheshire. She had gone there after her daughter Maxine Ashcroft, 56, was earlier arrested for the same offense.   A Cheshire Police spokesperson confirmed, "An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford arrived at Knutsford police station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink driving. She was bailed pending further inquiries." Barbara's daughter was arrested after she was pulled over and breathalysed by police while driving her mother home after