A fed-up Mavis decides to take someone on at The Kabin without consulting Len. Len realises his marriage is over. He breaks down, telling Elsie he loves Rita. After being upbraided by Mrs. Tetlow for giving her the wrong change, Mavis takes cheerful papergirl Louise Clayton on at The Kabin full-time. Rita returns home for good. She tells a relieved Len she realises he's the closest person to her and she can't leave him - she can't face the future on her own. Len thanks her for returning. Stan is left £100 and a pot dog by Dora Entwistle. Annie reads of the bequest in the Gazette and congratulates Stan but Hilda is suspicious when Bet tells her that Dora was to Chapel Yard what Elsie is to Coronation Street. Lorry driver Dan Johnson turns up at No.11 after Ian McAllister recommended it to him. Elsie is annoyed and tells him that she's not running a boarding house but he charms her into letting her stay.