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Dahl draft spills Factory secrets

Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.

Full Strictly line-up confirmed

The complete line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series is revealed ahead of the BBC One talent show's launch night on 6 September.

Australian actor Bill Kerr dies

Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth aged 92.

Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar

US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Rivers 'resting' after health scare

US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.

Gun found at film director's home

Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.

Diana's Bake Off exit announced

Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.

2.6m historic pictures posted online

An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.

UK online series to air on Oprah

A web series about young people with special needs will air on Oprah Winfrey's network after backing from Game of Thrones producers.

Ure to play at Glasgow Ryder Cup gig

Midge Ure is among a number of big names who will perform at a one-off concert to mark the staging of golf's Ryder Cup in Scotland.

Pitt and Jolie wedding announced

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.

Thirty gold bars buried on beach

A gold-rush starts at a beach in Kent where a German artist buried £10,000 worth of bullion as part of an arts festival.

Indian elephant creates own art

Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.

Beyonce's dad: Fight could be staged

Mathew Knowles links a fight in a lift after this year's Gala Ball to "Jedi mind tricks" to help boost ticket sales.

Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft

The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.

Banksy sale raises £400k for club

A Banksy artwork that was painted on a wall outside a cash-strapped youth club is sold to a private collector for £403,000.

Ketchup-stained Lowry work restored

A tomato ketchup-stained work by LS Lowry is restored ahead of its public debut in Salford.

US film-maker William Greaves dies

The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.

Venice kicks off with Birdman film

The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.

Singer accuser drops legal action

A man who claims he was sexually abused by Bryan Singer has dropped his legal action against the X-Men film-maker.

Jeezy pleads not guilty over firearms

Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon after a fatal shooting at a California rap concert.

Fans' delight at Kate Bush comeback

Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years.

Sting shows to support music venue

Sting announces two concerts to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sage Gateshead.

Pixie Lott added to Strictly line-up

Singer Pixie Lott is the 11th celebrity announced to take part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Cops crew member killed by US police

A crew member on the US police reality TV show Cops is shot and killed when Nebraska police open fire on a robbery suspect.

Benefits Street filming on Teesside

Residents in a Teesside street are being filmed for the next series of controversial TV show Benefits Street.

VIDEO: Dahl: Charlie chapters discovered

The discovery of new unpublished chapters reveals author Roald Dahl planned to include more children in his classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but dropped them from the final version.

VIDEO: Quentin Blake's secrets of drawing

Illustrator Quentin Blake describes how he brought Roald Dahl's characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to life.

VIDEO: Japanese art projected onto human faces

Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai has created a new work that involves projecting his designs onto a human face

VIDEO: BBC presenter Amroliwala's best bits

Presenter Matthew Amroliwala is leaving the BBC's News Channel after 16 years to work at BBC World.


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