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VIDEO: UB40 gig 'made fan's ears bleed'

Wed, 2014-04-16 17:54
UB40 has denied causing a fan's ears to bleed at a gig in Cambridge on Monday.

Row erupts over removed Banksy work

Wed, 2014-04-16 16:02
A row breaks out over the ownership of a work of art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy after it was taken from a Bristol street.

VIDEO: Bristol boy's club battle over Banksy

Wed, 2014-04-16 14:42
A row has broken out over the ownership of a work of art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy after it was taken from a Bristol street

Men 'giving up' books to go online

Wed, 2014-04-16 12:54
A new study finds men prefer to watch film adaptations than read the original book, with 30% admitting they have not read a book since school.

Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer

Wed, 2014-04-16 11:56
The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause" by developer Bungie.

Channel 4 'supercharges' arts show

Wed, 2014-04-16 11:41
Channel 4 ramps up its arts coverage after a £3m boost from Arts Council England, including a new TV series showcasing young artists and film-makers.

Paul Weller family win Mail damages

Wed, 2014-04-16 07:36
Rock star Paul Weller wins £10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online.

BBC Three controller leaves for Sky

Wed, 2014-04-16 05:41
Zai Bennett, the controller of BBC Three, announces he is to move to Sky Atlantic, just weeks after the BBC announced the channel would be scrapped.

Benefits Street follow-up in pipeline

Wed, 2014-04-16 05:23
The producers of Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street have confirmed they are working on a follow-up with the working title Immigration Street.

Angela Lansbury 'proud' to be a Dame

Wed, 2014-04-16 05:06
Murder, She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury says she is "very proud" to be honoured by the Queen in the country of her birth.

Dead man fulfils comedy club wish

Wed, 2014-04-16 01:35
A man's dying wish to appear on a comedy stage is fulfilled when one of his friends performs at a club accompanied by his ashes.

One in 10 young people buy cassettes

Wed, 2014-04-16 01:09
Cassette tapes have a "novelty value", with 10% of 18 to 24-year-olds buying one in the last month, according to new research.

UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'

Tue, 2014-04-15 23:08
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.

BBC Two's disastrous launch night

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:06
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night

VIDEO: Anti-graffiti CCTV captures Banksy

Tue, 2014-04-15 17:51
A security camera has revealed footage of the artist Banksy and an accomplice at work in Bristol in the early hours of Sunday morning

New Banksy art removed with crowbar

Tue, 2014-04-15 16:33
New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.

Dave Lee Travis charged with assault

Tue, 2014-04-15 15:51
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is charged with one count of indecent assault under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard says.

Hobbit star Armitage set for Old Vic

Tue, 2014-04-15 12:59
Richard Armitage, one the stars of The Hobbit films, is to lead the cast in a new production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible at the Old Vic.

Barenboim heads up RPS nominations

Tue, 2014-04-15 12:04
Conductor Daniel Barenboim, composer Peter Maxwell Davies and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato are among the nominees for this year's Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

War Horse musicians lose legal bid

Tue, 2014-04-15 10:27
Five musicians take action against the National Theatre after being stripped of their roles in the West End production of War Horse.