Thursday, October 13, 2005

Freedom of Liverpool for ITV

IT'S not often that Liverpool pays homage to Manchester, but age-old rivalries were buried this week when Corrie stars accepted the Freedom of Liverpool on behalf of Granada TV.

Corrie veteran Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, Jennie McAlpine (Fizz) and Pauline Flemming (Penny King) were given the accolade by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool in a ceremony at the city's town hall.

The honour, to celebrate ITV's 50th birthday, is the highest a city can bestow.

In previous years the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society and Liverpool and Everton football clubs have been granted the freedom of the city.

News source: Manchester Evening News

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