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Geldof died of heroin overdose

TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules.

Commonwealth edged out of Booker

Commonwealth writers are sidelined from the Booker Prize longlist with US authors, including Joshua Ferris and Richard Powers, included for the first time.

Paedophile singer appeal bid refused

Judges throw out an appeal by paedophile rock star Ian Watkins to reduce the length of his jail term for child sex offences.

Dog's life for Pudsey film flop

A film based on Pudsey, the dancing dog winner of Britain's Got Talent, flops at the UK box office as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominates the weekend.

Adele wins damages over photos of son

Lawyers representing Adele's two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his "milestone moments".

Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening

The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.

Somali musician-MP is shot dead

Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead in Mogadishu by unknown gunmen.

Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.

Reporter 'made error' at crash site

Sky News reporter Colin Brazier admits he was wrong to handle victims' belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.

British films to premiere at Toronto

A trio of major British films are to receive their world premieres at this year's Toronto Film Festival, including Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.

Fargo gets second series with new cast

Emmy-nominated TV show Fargo is set to return for a second season - without Martin Freeman or any of his co-stars.

Fight Club sequel due in 2015

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk is writing a sequel that will be published as a 10-part comic book series in 2015.

Sir Anthony Hopkins in Westworld remake

Oscar-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins is appearing in a TV pilot remake of the 1970s sci-fi film, which starred Yul Brynner

Harrison tree killed by beetles

A pine tree planted in 2004 in a Los Angeles park in memory of former Beatle George Harrison has died after being infested by beetles.

Little Big Man author Berger dies

US author Thomas Berger, whose novel Little Big Man was turned into a 1970 Hollywood movie starring Dustin Hoffman, dies at the age of 89.

Weir named as Master of the Queen's Music

Composer Judith Weir CBE is to become the first female Master of the Queen's Music.

JK Rowling plans crime book spree

JK Rowling's crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith will eventually outnumber her Harry Potter books, she reveals.

Downey Jr named top earning actor

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr tops the Forbes actors' rich list for the second year, with estimated earnings of $75m (£43m).

Netflix profits double to $71m

Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.

Turing film to open London festival

Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival.

YouTube star sued in copyright case

The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Tulisa's drugs trial collapses

Singer and TV star Tulisa Contostavlos's trial over drugs allegations collapses as the judge accuses a prosecution witness of perjury.

Ed Sheeran's X tops 2014 album chart

Ed Sheeran's album X sells more than 367,000 copies, making it the longest-running number one album of 2014.

Conflict forces TV show from Israel

US TV drama Tyrant, starring British actor Adam Rayner, moves production from Tel Aviv to Istanbul due to the current conflict in Gaza.

Indigenous actor joins Neighbours

Australian soap Neighbours casts an indigenous actor in a leading role for the first time.

Complaints over Sky News MH17 report

Sky News reporter Colin Brazier draws 110 complaints after rummaging through belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.

AUDIO: Neighbours's first indigenous actor

Susan Bower, former executive producer at Neighbours and the University of Melbourne's Angeline Ferdinand discuss Neighbours's first indigenous actor.

VIDEO: Giant puppet creator on Liverpool show

Giant puppets are set to roam the streets of Liverpool as part of the World War One centenary. Writer and director Jean-Luc Courcoult explains how his characters come to life.

VIDEO: Danny Boyle judges cemetery film fest

Film-maker Danny Boyle is to judge a film festival being held in an east London cemetery.

VIDEO: Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose

Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner rules.


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