Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
Singer George Michael is airlifted to hospital with a head injury following a crash on the M1.
More than $1m (£650,000) worth of Chopard jewels, to be worn by stars for the Cannes film festival, are stolen from a hotel room in the city.
The creator of children's TV show Button Moon wins a copyright claim over unauthorised T-shirts and mugs.
The Young Vic's critically acclaimed and award-winning production of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen is to transfer to the West End in August.
Actor Paul Shane, famous for starring in the 1980s BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, has died at the age of 72, his agent confirms.
US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is made an honorary member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is proposing a time delay to live programmes in order to improve the quality of subtitles.
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell pleads not guilty to 19 sexual offences against a child.
British director Peter Greenaway is returning to the UK to film an adaptation of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, according to reports.
Find out who won the 12th series of the US show as Randy Jackson leaves his judging role.
The Official Charts Company has revealed the most streamed song of the last twelve months
A collection of masterpieces once owned by Britain's first prime minister returns after 234 years for an exhibition in Norfolk.
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Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams by Scottish 'chick-lit' author Jenny Colgan is named Romantic Novel of the Year.
The Orwell Book Prize for political writing is won by AT Williams for his book on Baha Mousa, while Marie Colvin is honoured with a posthumous award.
A contemporary art sale at Christie's in New York makes $495 million (£325m), the highest total in auction history.
US director Sofia Coppola shrugs off criticism from the criminal gang depicted in her latest film, The Bling Ring, as it screens at the Cannes Film Festival.
Plans for the £200m expansion of film company Pinewood Studios, seen as vital for the British movie industry, are turned down.
The latest Star Trek film opens at the top of the UK box office chart, knocking Iron Man 3 down to second place.
Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande scoops two prizes at the Ivor Novello awards for songwriting and composing.
The PRS for Music Foundation and the Arts Council England announce a new grant to help new acts.
Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw has lost nearly a million listeners since taking over from Chris Moyles, Rajar audience figures show.
A new report finds that less than six per cent of TV presenters in the UK aged over 50 are women.
Comedian Rory McGrath is arrested on suspicion of assaulting a couple near his former home town of Redruth, Cornwall.
Coronation Street star William Roache appears in court accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s.
Derek Gatherer outlines the results of his statistical study of how Eurovision votes are cast.
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's new releases, including The Great Gatsby, Fast and Furious 6 and Beware of Mr Baker.
X Factor boyband One Direction have announced a 2014 worldwide stadium tour.
The Swedish city of Malmo is gearing up to host the Eurovision Song Contest final with 26 countries set to perform for millions of TV viewers.