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    Coronation Street has unveiled a brand new set – Victoria Street – which was opened by soap stars including Lucy Fallon and Tina O'Brien. As well as featuring shops, eateries and an urban garden, there is also a memorial bench taking pride of place, which pays tribute to Corrie superfan Martyn Hett, as well as the rest of the Manchester terror attack victims. Martyn’s family were the first people to see the new set last week during a private visit and are present at the unveiling on Monday. Coronation Street paid tribute to the Manchester terror attacks on the new

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    Jacqueline Wilson fans rejoice – we have some very exciting news! The best-selling author has revealed that she is writing a new Tracy Beaker novel, with the popular character returning as a single mum living in London with her nine-year-old daughter, Jess. The book, My Mum Tracy Beaker, will be told from her daughter's perspective, with Jacqueline telling The Observer that the idea came about after seeing mums encouraging their own children to read their copies of The Story of Tracy Beaker, having read it themselves when they were younger. Jacqueline Wilson first wrote The Story of Tracy Beaker in