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Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'

The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

Spanish art gems head for UK town

A new art gallery showing major works of art from Spain's "golden age" is to open in a former bank in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

One Direction join BBC Music Awards

One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay are among the acts confirmed to perform at the inaugural BBC Music Awards on 11 December.

US network AMC buys into BBC America

US TV network AMC, which aired Mad Men and The Walking Dead, is to take over the running of BBC America after a $200m (£125m) deal with the BBC.

Art forger collection fetches £50,000

A collection of art by a master forger whose work fooled dealers and galleries around the world sells at auction for more than £50,000.

Writer scoops £10,000 book prize

Debut novelist Amy Mason, who dropped out of school at 16 and took up writing at 25, wins the Dundee International Book Prize.

Miranda Hart calls time on BBC sitcom

TV star Miranda Hart announces there will be no more episodes of her hit BBC sitcom after this Christmas.

Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.

Knightley to make Broadway debut

British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin, a stage version of Emile Zola's classic novel.

Coogan inherits Hoffman TV role

Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan is cast in a US TV series that was to have starred the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

US returns ancient artefacts to Peru

The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.

BBC 6 Music draws record listeners

BBC Radio 6 Music has won record audience figures, reaching almost two million listeners over the past three months, according to Rajar.

Design inspires new V&A video game

A new video game based on the designs of William Morris is launched by Sophia George, the V&A museum's games designer in residence.

Walliams tops children's bestsellers

David Walliams' Awful Auntie has become the best selling children's fiction title of the year just four weeks after going on sale.

Tate boss Serota tops art power list

Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is named the most powerful figure in the art world.

Stolen art by 'female Banksy' sought

Police in London are appealing for help to trace stolen murals by an artist known as "the female Banksy", estimated to be worth at least £20,000.

Anniversary boost for TS Eliot prize

The prize money for the TS Eliot Prize has been increased to £20,000 to mark the 50th anniversary of the poet's death in January 2015.

Django actress on lewd conduct charge

Django Unchained's Daniele Watts, who alleged she was held by police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public.

Cinema pastors to pray after film

A Christian film distributor wants to recruit more than 100 pastors to hold prayers at multi-screen cinemas in the UK.

Magic Faraway Tree set for big screen

Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for cinema for the first time.

Call for musician deportation U-turn

The Scottish government calls on the Home Office to reconsider the case of Steve Forman, an American musician at risk of deportation from Scotland.

Sam Smith cleans up at Mobo awards

This year's Mobo awards, which saw Sam Smith pick up four trophies, was described by viewers as a "shambles".

Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'

Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.

Madeley rape threats complaint filed

A formal police complaint has been made by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan after online rape threats were made against their daughter, the TV presenters say.

Schofield faces 24-hour TV challenge

This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield is to broadcast non-stop on the ITV network for 24 hours to raise cash for charity.

Pre-Python TV episodes rediscovered

Two episodes of 1960s TV comedy At Last The 1948 Show, which starred John Cleese and Graham Chapman before they formed Monty Python, are found.

VIDEO: Jessie J: I owe a lot to the MOBO's

Singer Jessie J tells BBC News she owes a lot of her early exposure to the MOBO awards. The 26 year-old won best female singer at the award ceremony in London

VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'

Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".

VIDEO: Lady and the legend: Gaga and Bennett

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have been speaking to the BBC about their new collaboration

VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?

Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.


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