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Singer Lynsey de Paul dies aged 64

2 hours 10 min ago
Singer and songwriter Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64, following a suspected brain haemmorhage.

BBC launches dance contest

2 hours 26 min ago
Dance stars of the future are being sought in a UK competition backed by Sadler's Wells and the BBC to be shown on BBC Four and BBC Two.

EastEnders triumphs at soap awards

3 hours 23 min ago
BBC One series EastEnders picks up four gongs at the Inside Soap awards, including the coveted best soap title.

Fry: Drugs different to abuse cases

Wed, 2014-10-01 23:37
Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry says there is a "huge moral difference" between historical drug use and cases of sexual abuse.

Horowitz to write new Bond novel

Wed, 2014-10-01 19:54
Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.

VIDEO: Fry tells 'ugly truth' in new book

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:38
The award-winning comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry has said his new volume of memoirs, More Fool Me, reveals the "ugly truth" about his cocaine use in the 1980s.

Roses reteams Cumberbatch and Scott

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:36
Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott in the cast of BBC Two's next major Shakespeare adaptation.

UK legalises music and film ripping

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:11
The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.

'Racist' Banksy mural destroyed

Wed, 2014-10-01 11:50
A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".

VIDEO: A major Mozart discovery in Budapest

Wed, 2014-10-01 11:21
A man in Hungary believes he has found Mozart's original Piano Sonata in A Major, K.331, one of the composer's most well-known sonatas.

Brooks drops costs application

Wed, 2014-10-01 10:45
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks drops her legal bid to recover defence costs for the phone-hacking trial, which ended in July.

Radio and TV host Sheila Tracy dies

Wed, 2014-10-01 09:51
Broadcaster and musician Sheila Tracy, who was the first woman to read the news on BBC Radio 4 and presented Big Band Special on Radio 2, dies.

VIDEO: Lionel Shriver wins short story award

Wed, 2014-10-01 08:49
Lionel Shriver has won this year's BBC National Short Story Award for her story Kilifi Creek.

Tetris to become movie blockbuster

Wed, 2014-10-01 07:47
Tetris, the classic video game that involves slotting shaped blocks together, is to be turned into a movie.

Harry Hill to play Prof Branestawm

Wed, 2014-10-01 07:26
Comedian Harry Hill is to take on the role of children's literary character Professor Branestawm for a new BBC One drama.

Imelda Marcos inspires disco musical

Wed, 2014-10-01 07:23
David Byrne puts the former first lady on the stage

BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards

Wed, 2014-10-01 06:20
BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).

AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia

Wed, 2014-10-01 05:54
Malcolm Young, founding member and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, left the rock band because he is suffering from dementia, his family confirms.

EastEnders to go live to name killer

Wed, 2014-10-01 05:02
The killer of EastEnders character Lucy Beale is to be unmasked during a special live broadcast to mark the soap's 30th anniversary next year.

SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking

Wed, 2014-10-01 04:53
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.