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Bob the Builder gets a makeover

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:22
After 16 years on television, Bob The Builder is finally having a makeover with a new look and voice.

'Giant wings' fill Tate Turbine Hall

Mon, 2014-10-13 08:24
A huge wooden sculpture draped with swathes of coloured fabric by Richard Tuttle is the latest artwork to fill Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London.

Banksy mural daubed with obscenity

Mon, 2014-10-13 06:45
A mural by the street artist Banksy in Folkestone is vandalised with an obscene image.

Picasso self-portrait goes on show

Mon, 2014-10-13 05:16
A 1901 self-portrait by Pablo Picasso is to go on public display for the first time alongside a rarely-seen 1969 self-portrait by Francis Bacon.

Musketeers drives UK TV exports

Mon, 2014-10-13 05:12
Dramas such as The Musketeers and Mr Selfridge helped drive a 5% rise in British TV exports, a new report reveals.

Dracula vanquished by Ben Affleck

Mon, 2014-10-13 04:07
A new Dracula origins story fails to sink its teeth into Ben Affleck's US box office leader Gone Girl.

Minaj fails to snatch solo UK number one

Sun, 2014-10-12 14:16
Nicki Minaj fails to capture the first UK solo number one single in her own right as her song Anaconda is beaten into third place.

Ancient mosaic found at Greece tomb

Sun, 2014-10-12 13:02
Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.

EastEnders' Martin Fowler to return

Sun, 2014-10-12 10:52
Martin Fowler is making a comeback to EastEnders for the first time since 2007, and will be played by a new actor.

Cleese 'unexcited' by new TV comedy

Sun, 2014-10-12 08:40
Monty Python star John Cleese says new television comedy pales into insignificance compared with the greats, such as Buster Keaton.

How Morocco was once a haven for gay Westerners

Sun, 2014-10-12 05:01
How 1950s Morocco became a haven for gay writers

Redford to receive career honour

Sun, 2014-10-12 04:26
Hollywood actor and director Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from New York's Lincoln Center.

VIDEO: Nigeria singer tackles child abuse

Sat, 2014-10-11 19:39
Tackling taboo of child abuse in soulful song

Eric Morecambe statue theft attempt

Sat, 2014-10-11 11:19
Police are investigating a suspected attempt to steal the Lancashire seafront statue of comedy legend Eric Morecambe.

Seaside rail posters go under hammer

Sat, 2014-10-11 04:26
A collection of vintage railway posters is expected to fetch £9,000 at an auction in New York on Tuesday.

Top 10 tips for writing poetry

Sat, 2014-10-11 03:26
Andrew Motion on how to make it as a poet

Top Gear Argentina row 'not a stunt'

Sat, 2014-10-11 00:37
The executive producer of the BBC's Top Gear defends the show following reports its crew had to flee Argentina because of a number plate "stunt".

VIDEO: Cuba circus kids 'go professional'

Fri, 2014-10-10 22:19
In Cuba, young children are learning circus skills with a view to becoming professional performers.

VIDEO: Huge Smurfs mark comics museum at 25

Fri, 2014-10-10 21:06
In Belgium a comics museum, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is planning an expansion.

VIDEO: Wendell Phillips's extraordinary quest

Fri, 2014-10-10 19:18
How a young archaeologist made history