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VIDEO: Lady Sybil ditches Downton's glamour

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 08:18
Actress Jessica Brown Findlay ditches the make-up and glamour of Downton Abbey for gritty adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn

New London Zoo cubs in 'rude health'

SCIENCE & NATURE - Thu, 2014-04-17 08:15
Six months after a rare tiger cub died, London Zoo's new triplet cubs have been given a clean bill of health.

VIDEO: How The Vamps got together

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 08:11
Britain's latest boy band The Vamps tell BBC Breakfast about getting together and the band's "Yoda".

Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-04-17 08:01
The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.

AUDIO: The world's first homoerotic stamps

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:48
Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps

BP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:48
Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.

VIDEO: Lighting the way and more arts stories

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:45
A giant light installation in an old gas storage tank in Germany, works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin and US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe side by side in Paris - and more from the world of arts.

MF Husain's last works to be shown

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:41
The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.

Ai Weiwei exhibits in former chapel

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:35
Artist Ai Weiwei chooses a former chapel in Yorkshire as the venue for his next UK exhibition.

Mrs Doubtfire sequel in the works

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:09
A sequel to hit 1993 comedy Mrs Doubtfire is on the cards, with actor Robin Williams and the writer behind Elf on board.

Artists have unique brain structure

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 05:35
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.

Artists have unique brain structure

SCIENCE & NATURE - Thu, 2014-04-17 05:35
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.

Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-04-17 05:12
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.

Bryan Singer sex abuse claim 'absurd'

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:57
Claims that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused a teenager in 1999 are dismissed as "completely without merit" by the film-maker's lawyer.

Gospels win North East culture award

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:47
An exhibition of the 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham is named best event at a ceremony celebrating culture in the north-east of England.

Rock band AC/DC are 'not retiring'

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:43
AC/DC confirm they will continue making music, following news guitarist and founder member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.

VIDEO: Getting boys back into books

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:15
Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, wants to get boys back into books.

Mulberry warns of lower profits

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:52
Luxury goods retailer Mulberry issues its second profit warning since Christmas and says it will look to introduce new "more affordable" products.

Why is Captain Underpants the most complained about book?

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:26
Why is Captain Underpants the most complained about book?

China sales fall hits Remy Cointreau

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:13
French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.