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Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony

Nukalofa - Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga on Saturday before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites.

Boston graduate crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty

New Delhi - A 23-year-old economics graduate was crowned Thursday maharaja of a centuries-old royal family in southern India in an elaborate ceremony involving 40 priests and attended by 1,000 well-heeled guests.

Diamond Jubilee street party serves up food from 1952 Special

Stevenage - In the year that Queen Elizabeth II is marking 60 years on the throne, North Hertfordshire College held an indoor street party with 1950s dress and food rationing tickets for a buffet serving food and drink straight from the year 1952.

Coronation Street airs live show, characters die

Coronation Street continued to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a live episode on December 9, with some of the character’s dying during the programme.

Jack Duckworth exits Coronation Street while dancing with Vera

In a scene which brought tears to the eyes of viewers, long-time Coronation Street favourite Jack Duckworth died in an armchair and danced with his wife Vera, who died about three years ago.

Coronation Street album being released

Coronation Street fans will soon be able to listen to an album, featuring past and present cast members of the show and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra.

William Roache honoured for 50 years on Coronation Street

William Roache, who is known to Coronation Street fans as Ken Barlow, was honoured for being the world's longest-serving soap actor. He has been with the show since its first episode.

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William was crowned King on December 25  and changed New Year s Day to January 1.
William was crowned King on December 25, and changed New Year's Day to January 1.
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