A MAN who has spent years planning to raise the coffin of Sir Francis Drake from the Caribbean dives today on the possible site of his grave in tribute to Drake on the 400th anniversary of his sea burial.

Drake fanatic, Michael Turner (40), is in Panama hoping the British Government will withdraw its opposition to him raising the coffin.

Coronation Street star Bill Roache has lifted the lid on his "strong sex drive" that led to a string of steamy love affairs during the 1960s.

The 63 year old actor, who plays teacher Ken Barlow, divorced first wife, Anna Cropper, after "lots of affairs with very attractive and very wellknown women", he says.

Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical Cats, showing in London for nearly 15 years, is poised to beat the world record for the longest running musical with its 6,138th performance tonight.