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Arts Council boss makes funding plea

Arts and culture should be spared further funding cuts as the government seeks to balance the books, the new head of Arts Council England says.

Top Gear car plate complaints rejected

The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.

Tracy Morgan settles crash lawsuit

Comedian and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan settles his legal action against Walmart over the car crash which left him seriously injured and killed his friend.

U2 mourn 'irreplaceable' tour manager

U2 are mourning the death of their "irreplaceable" tour manager Dennis Sheehan who has died of a suspected cardiac arrest.

Hashtag is 'children's word of year'

Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.

Pussy Galore back in new Bond novel

Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.

Turner Prize a 'honeypot' for Hull

Hull is chosen to host the final of contemporary art's biggest competition, the Turner Prize, in the year it will be the City of of Culture.

BB King honoured with procession

Blues artist BB King has been honoured with a street procession in Memphis a fortnight after his death at the age of 89.

'Danger' over future of S4C funding

There is a real danger that S4C's funding will be shrunk by the Conservative government, a Labour MP warns.

CBS 'probably' in Apple TV deal

The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.

Mans Zelmerlow climbs UK chart

Swedish Eurovision winner Mans Zelmerlow soars to number five in the mid-week music chart with his upbeat song Heroes.

Broadway enjoys record season

New York's theatreland enjoys its best ever season for 2014-2015, breaking box office and attendance records.

Jessica Lange returns to Broadway

Two-time Oscar winning actor Jessica Lange is set to return to New York's Broadway next year in Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Jake Wood to take EastEnders 'break'

Jake Wood, who plays dodgy businessman Max Branning in EastEnders, is to take a year long break from the soap.

GOT star turned down Fifty Shades

The actress who plays Daenerys Targaryen's revealed she turned down a leading role in the Fifty Shades movie, because of the amount of nudity.

VIDEO: Can art keep ex-prisoners out of jail?

Dean Stalham is a writer, visual artist and former prisoner who believes the arts help prevent ex-offenders from returning to jail.

VIDEO: Transforming Hull, Turner Prize host city

Hull is to host the Turner Prize, one of the biggest events in British art, when it is UK City of Culture in 2017.

VIDEO: Red Mosque focus of documentary film

A new documentary focusing on the radicalisation of Pakistani youth is currently on the festival circuit.

VIDEO: Miranda Hart: 'Can I just be an actress?'

Miranda Hart and Melissa McCarthy talk to BBC Breakfast about their new film Spy, and being a woman in Hollywood.

VIDEO: Turning Van Gogh into virtual reality

An American artist has turned Van Gogh's The Night Cafe into an immersive virtual reality experience.

VIDEO: The 'radical' Barenboim piano unveiled

Will Gompertz is at the unveiling of the Barenboim piano in London.

VIDEO: Writer McCall-Smith wins a pig

Novelist Alexander McCall-Smith has won the unusual prize of a pet pig after winning the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize at the Hay Literary Festival.

VIDEO: Baddiel: 'My son gave me book idea'

At this year's Hay Festival, writer and comedian David Baddiel has launched his first book for children, The Parent Agency.

Benny Green - boy who reflected changing UK

The Grange Hill character who reflected a changing UK

Fassbender tackles 'the Scottish film'

Michael Fassbender tackles Macbeth on screen

Putting human trafficking centre stage

The writer who links The Vagina Monologues and Mad Max

McGregor film screens at Edinburgh

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor's portrayal of Jesus during his 40-day fast in the desert will be screened at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Hugh Laurie seeks optimistic future

Hugh Laurie challenges Hollywood's 'scary' view of the future

Laura Doggett: Suffering for her art

Singer Laura Doggett's frustration with modern pop lyrics

Blanchett's Carol 'a labour of love'

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