Flaming Nora! After 34 years, Vera Duckworth is being written out of Coronation Street. Actress Liz Dawn, who has portrayed the long-running UK soap opera’s tragi-comic busy-body for more than 2,000 episodes, has told the show that she is retiring due to ill health. The 68-year-old chain-smoking Dawn was diagnosed with the lung disease emphysema three years ago and has requested that she be gone by Christmas.Corrie’s producers haven’t decided how they plan to kill off poor old Vera — Ne’er-do-well son Terry escapes prison and pushes her off the Brighton illuminations? Hapless hubbie Jack’s lost homing pigeons finally return and peck her to death? Maniacal murderer Richard Hillman didn’t drown in the canal after all and comes back for one more spree? — but have announced that Jack (Bill Tarmey) will survive her.Since the current episodes shown on the CBC are about six months behind those broadcast in Britain, local viewers have to wait till next spring to see Our Vera make her exit. Before then, I’m betting her fantasy cousin Prince Charles makes a surprise appearance. After all, his mum visited the Street during the Jubilee.And if you still haven’t figured out that philandering Charlie Stubbs days on the cobbles are numbered, check out this prophetic quote from last Thursday’s episode uttered by his bonkers girlfriend Tracy Barlow: “I swear I’m going to kill him!”Odds, anyone?