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Reggae singer John Holt dies at 67

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:44
Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 67.

DJ Mike Read defends UKIP Calypso

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:43
Former BBC Radio 1 host Mike Read defends a song he has written in support of UKIP after he is accused of racism on social media.

BBC Radio 1 broke swearing rules

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:28
BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran swore on air during the Big Weekend festival, watchdog Ofcom says.

Miley Cyrus fan sneaks backstage

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:44
A fan has told Newsbeat how he snuck into the singer's gig in Sydney after finding a cleaner's storeroom had been left open.

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:35
Tributes are paid to British actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, who has died at the age of 66 after suffering colon cancer.

VIDEO: Fans in Pitt frenzy at Fury Premiere

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:19
The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury. Thousands of fans flocked to Leicester square to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood hero

Google changes 'to fight piracy'

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:16
Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.

Cheryl's husband wins privacy payout

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:10
The husband of singer and X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini accepts substantial privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article.

VIDEO: Star Wars for the senses

Mon, 2014-10-20 06:25
A Star Wars sci-fi convention has been set up for people with disabilities. Feel the Force Day was set up so that as many people as possible could access and experience Star Wars

Lorraine disrupted by fire alarm

Mon, 2014-10-20 06:20
A fire alarm forces TV presenter Lorraine Kelly to evacuate the studio during her live ITV show.

Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures

Mon, 2014-10-20 05:12
Lynda Bellingham's career on screen

Ash singer on healing through music

Mon, 2014-10-20 02:48
Ash's Tim Wheeler on music and bereavement

Obituary: Lynda Bellingham

Mon, 2014-10-20 02:12
The life and career of actress Lynda Bellingham

Where the Beatles lived in Liverpool

Sun, 2014-10-19 21:08
The Liverpool homes where the Beatles grew up

Klinghoffer opera 'must be performed'

Sun, 2014-10-19 19:03
Controversial opera prompts protests in New York

On the tracks of Australia's last record maker

Sun, 2014-10-19 18:21
Getting into the groove with Australia's last record maker

VIDEO: Take a look at the Dr Who video game

Sun, 2014-10-19 18:06
How the Time Lord and a Dalek help children learn to program

Brad Pitt's Fury closes festival

Sun, 2014-10-19 15:17
Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury recognised the trauma suffered by soldiers in World War Two as it closes this year's BFI London Film Festival.

VIDEO: Pitt: Fury 'depicts reality of war'

Sun, 2014-10-19 13:23
The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury.

Easy Rider motorcycle sold for $1.35m

Sun, 2014-10-19 11:35
A customised motorcycle said to have featured in 1969 film Easy Rider is auctioned for $1.35m (£838,821), despite claims it is not authentic.