Coronation Street: Simon Barlow’s crime career rages on

He's fallen in with the wrong crowd

Simon Barlow Corrie

by Marianna Manson |
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While Leanne Battersby has been wrapped up in losing Oliver and trying to contact him through quack mediums, Simon Barlow has been busy doing jobs for new kid on the block Jacob to earn money.

But when Leanne realises what Simon's been up to she's horrified, and soon the pair are at each others' throats.

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Jenny is concerned about Johnny ©ITV

Yasmeen Nazir is finally ready to return to work at Speed Dahl but it's not long before she's thrown by a customer asking after Geoff Metcalfe, and as things descend into chaos, her grand daughter Alya is concerned.

Asha Alahan is mortified when her embarrassing dad makes a special effort to make her new girlfriend Nina Lucas feel welcome, especially when Nina starts backing off.

Jenny Connor is concerned about Johnny Connor in prison, and Paul Foreman needs to find a place of his own.

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Paul starts work with Ed but it's soon clear that he's not on form as he admits that living in a house with four babies is taking a toll. When he makes a mess of Daniel's new kitchen, Ed offers him an apprenticeship.

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Simon has been managing to keep his dodgy dealing with Jacob away from Leanne, what with her still being so wrapped up in losing Oliver, and is convinced he's doing the right thing by putting food on the table for the family.

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Jenny pays Johnny a visit at the hospital and is dismayed to learn he hasn't been taking his medication, as he doesn't want his sight to improve and for the hallucinations of Aiden to stop. Meanwhile, Johnny's found himself in trouble with his cell-mate, who's bad news.

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When Asha invites Nina round for tea she's left cringing by the over-the-top effort that Dev and Mary go to make her feel welcome. But soon Asha is worried that Nina is going off her when she makes excuses to hang out with Roy instead.

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Simon is meant to be taking Sam out for a brotherly bike ride but is soon picked up by Jacob who has an urgent job for him. When Sam relays what he saw to Nick and Nick tells Leanne, she's horrified and lays into Simon - but he reminds her that someone has to keep the family afloat.

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Yasmeen returns to work but is soon floored when a regular comes in asking after Geoff. Things go from bad to worse when Tim learns that Geoff has left him half the house and his stake in Speed Dahl. When Alya later finds her grandmother locked in her house having a panic attack, she worries she'll never be rid of Geoff's legacy.

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After her row with Simon, Leanne confides in Carla and says she needs Peter on board. All too aware that Peter is too fragile for this kind of thing, Carla resolves to keep it from him but warns Jacob to stay away from Simon. Will it be enough?

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But before all that, here's what's happening on Corrie this week...

Ed Bailey has taken on a huge job renovating the archdeacon's house into a halfway house and is on the hunt for labourers.

He's thrilled to learn his brother Ronnie will soon be in town to offer his expertise, but despite Ed and the boys' enthusiasm, Aggie is clearly less than pleased.

Is he here to stay?

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Is Asha's relationship over before it's even begun? ©ITV


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Elsewhere, Abi Franklin vows to get to the bottom of Kevin and Debbie Webster's disappearance and soon her investigation leads her to the Bistro.

She's horrified to realise there's people in the restaurant fridge, but will she be able to get them out? And is it already too late?

Simon Barlow is worried for Leanne Battersby when he realises she's been wasting money on a psychic, Paul Forman has a painful admission to make to himself and Tyrone Dobbs is rushed to hospital.

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