WHAT’S happening to Coronation Street?

Far from once-uplifting plots and interesting storylines, it has become a miserable chronicle of the worst areas of modern-day life. Drug-taking, murder and sexual grooming are now the only fare in our favourite Northern soap which rivals EastEnders for depressing storylines.

Please can we have some more humour and, Heaven forbid, some happy endings? Life in 2018 may be tough and, yes, there is a worrying underbelly of crime and social problems. But there is also laughter and life. For goodness sake, script-writers, let’s have a look at the lighter side of life as well.