Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.
X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.
Amstrad founder Lord Sugar names his latest business partner at the climax of BBC One's The Apprentice.
Singer Sting is "a huge presence" in the Broadway musical he wrote and now appears in, according to one review.
Veteran newsman Tom Brokaw reveals that the multiple myeloma he was diagnosed with last year is in remission.
The third and final instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit films, The Battle of the Five Armies, tops the US box office.
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is charged with a drug offence, Chinese prosecutors say, and could now face three years in jail.
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Udo Juergens, one of the best-known pop stars in the German-speaking world and winner of Eurovision in 1966, dies at the age of 80.
A total of 11.5 million people watch as TV presenter Caroline Flack wins this year's series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
An artist creates a 4ft (1.2m) elephant using old jigsaw puzzles, as part of a scheme to donate new ones to five hospitals in England and Scotland.
American singer Jimmy Osmond posts a video of himself being breathalysed by police officers in Llandudno.
A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.
The musical version of the hit 2003 film School of Rock is to open on Broadway next year.
An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.
Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.
The Big Lebowski, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are among 25 new additions to the US National Film Registry.
The families of the victims of a fatal car crash at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Texas are suing its organisers.
The singer surprises fans by releasing six tracks from her new album early after songs were leaked online.
Ben Haenow is heading for Christmas number one as he increases his lead in the midweek charts, just three days after winning the X Factor.
Scots-born comedian Craig Ferguson hosts his last edition of US talk show The Late Late Show after a run of 10 years.
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
York Theatre Royal's long-serving panto dame, Berwick Kaler, tells BBC Breakfast what it takes to excel in the role of Widow Twanky or Mother Goose.
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.