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VIDEO: Victoria Beckham does ice challenge

Fri, 2014-08-22 05:45
Victoria Beckham is the latest celebrity to accept the ALS ice bucket challenge

Scots folk singer Jean Redpath dies

Fri, 2014-08-22 04:41
The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.

Singer accuser seeks case dismissal

Fri, 2014-08-22 03:49
A man who claims he was sexually abused by director Bryan Singer seeks to have his legal action dismissed due to problems securing a legal team.

VIDEO: Stephen Moffat on Doctor Who leak

Fri, 2014-08-22 02:54
Doctor Who writer Stephen Moffat says he's not worried about the fans who watched the leaked episodes, as they will "watch them again".

Miley banned in Dominican Republic

Fri, 2014-08-22 02:50
A Miley Cyrus concert scheduled for the Dominican Republic has been banned over the "morals" in her performances.

Protest over Grayson Perry gallery

Fri, 2014-08-22 01:55
Disabled artists in Leeds go up against Grayson Perry by staging their own exhibition in protest against the inaccessible venue for Perry's new show in the city.

VIDEO: Obama refuses ice bucket challenge

Fri, 2014-08-22 01:48
Barack Obama has said he will not be taking part in the ice bucket challenge, a fundraising stunt which involves people drenching themselves with cold water.

London 'Europe's dearest culture hub'

Thu, 2014-08-21 22:56
London is the most expensive city in Europe for cultural activities, with Warsaw the cheapest, a survey suggests.

India blocks Gandhi murder film

Thu, 2014-08-21 22:31
India blocks the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorifies her killers.

Lineker: What MOTD means to me

Thu, 2014-08-21 18:32
Gary Lineker on 50 years of Match of the Day

VIDEO: Meet the Author: Susan Greenfield

Thu, 2014-08-21 13:53
In this week's Meet the Author the BBC's Nick Higham meets Susan Greenfield, a baroness and one of Britain's most recognisable scientists.

Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

Thu, 2014-08-21 13:29
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.

BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:50
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.

Bonneville joins Dench in Bard cast

Thu, 2014-08-21 08:08
Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.

Comedy awards shortlist announced

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:55
The nominees for this year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, including James Acaster, Alex Horne and Sara Pascoe, are unveiled.

Cast of South African soap sacked

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:41
The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.

VIDEO: Anastacia talks big and little things

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:30
Singer songwriter Anastacia tells BBC Breakfast about her post mastectomy experience and new album 'Resurrection'

AUDIO: Did Shakespeare 'kill all the lawyers'?

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:08
Former criminal barrister Clive Anderson explains why lawyers are disliked.

Emma Stone to make Broadway debut

Thu, 2014-08-21 04:47
Hollywood actress Emma Stone is to make her Broadway debut in the current revival of Cabaret, replacing Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles.

Justin Bieber in new assault lawsuit

Thu, 2014-08-21 04:22
A photographer has accused Justin Bieber of inflicting emotional distress over a row about a memory card.