Coronation Street's Betty Driver dies

Coronation Street actress Betty Driver has died at the age of 91, a spokeswoman says.

Driver joined the ITV soap in 1969 as barmaid Betty Turpin. She was initially employed on a three-month contract but stayed with the show for 42 years.

She is said to have "died peacefully in hospital" early on Saturday morning.

Coronation Street footage courtesy of ITV Productions

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