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Actor Steve McFadden accepts damages

Actor Steve McFadden has accepted "substantial damages" from the News of the World's publishers and the Metropolitan Police, a judge is told.

Sound piece wins £8,000 drawing prize

A sound piece, a 75-second description of a Roman pot, wins a prestigious prize for drawing for the first time in its 20-year history.

Thompson 'wept' over stage return

Actress Emma Thompson says her recent stage comeback in Sweeney Todd brought her to tears and that it is a "dream come true" to bring the production to London.

Morrissey bemoans acting elitism

Actor David Morrissey says that people from poorer backgrounds are being excluded from entering the acting profession due to a lack of funding.

DJ Travis accusers 'telling truth'

Jurors in the trial of Dave Lee Travis are urged to look at "the unlikelihood of coincidence" when considering their verdict.

The Boxtrolls tops UK box office

Stop-motion 3D animation The Boxtrolls tops the UK box office in its first week of release as last week's number one Sex Tape drops out of the top three.

MTV EMA 2014 nominations announced

Katy Perry and Ariana Grande are up for the most awards at this year's ceremony in Glasgow, this November.

Cat Stevens to play US concerts

Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976.

Police to probe actress handcuffing

Police in Los Angeles are conducting an internal investigation over accusations officers violated a US actress's rights by handcuffing and detaining her.

Clooney to receive honorary Globe

US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes.

Forbidden Broadway 'only spoofs hits'

Forbidden Broadway, a musical which spoofs other shows, opens in the West End following a transfer from the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Music lesson boom sees guitar soar

The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.

Royals and rock stars close Invictus

Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding and Price Harry brought the first ever Invictus Games to a close.

Matisse show Tate's biggest success

An exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-out art is the most successful exhibition held to date at the Tate with more than 560,000 visitors.

Books donated to fire-hit art school

Glasgow School of Art replaces 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire at its Mackintosh building in June.

Actor Sir Donald Sinden dies aged 90

Theatre, film and TV actor Sir Donald Sinden dies at his home aged 90 following a long illness.

Great Escape actor Angus Lennie dies

Scottish actor Angus Lennie, who was famous for roles in The Great Escape and Crossroads, dies in London aged 84.

Idris Elba movie displaces Guardians

Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.

Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.

Apple releases U2 album removal tool

Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.

Four Seasons songwriter Crewe dies

Bob Crewe, who co-wrote hits including Can't Take My Eyes Off You and Walk Like a Man and was key to the success of the Four Seasons pop group, dies at the age of 83.

Harris scores fifth UK number one

Calvin Harris lands his fifth UK number one single with Blame featuring John Newman.

Bonneville returning for W1A comedy

Actor Hugh Bonneville is to reprise his role in BBC comic mockumentary W1A which is returning for a second series next year.

Crowd protests against 'BBC bias'

A large crowd gathers outside of BBC Scotland's Glasgow HQ to protest against an alleged institutional bias against Scottish independence.

Stan Laurel letter up for auction

A letter from Cumbrian-born comedian Stan Laurel to the family of a childhood friend is to be auctioned in Newcastle.

VIDEO: Professor Green: 'Good and bad days'

Professor Green spoke to BBC Breakfast about his new single Lullaby.

AUDIO: Violin or guitar: Which is easier?

Following comments on Today that the violin is more "difficult" than the guitar, two musicians have spoken out in defence of their instruments

VIDEO: West on left-right politics of the arts

Actor Samuel West and ConservativeHome website editor Mark Wallace on the politics of the arts, and its funding.

VIDEO: Crimewatch marks 30th anniversary

Television show Crimewatch is marking 30 years of helping to solve crimes by appealing to the public for information.

VIDEO: Friends again: Cafe marks 20 years

In honour of the 20th anniversary of the start of the Friends series, a pop-up coffee shop is opening in New York City. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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