Stories about vengeful pigeons, poisoned cakes and living with a stammer are among the winners at this year's 500 Words competition.
Scottish artist Jack Vettriano announces he is giving up painting for the foreseeable future due to a recent accident.
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis says she received death threats after booking rapper Kanye West to headline the festival.
Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch has gone up for sale for $100m, according to reports.
Musician and composer Giorgio Moroder is working on a new disco-themed stage musical, he tells the BBC.
The singer and former X Factor USA judge says she was "relieved" to be diagnosed with the mental illness.
The cast and creators of TV comedy The Big Bang Theory create a scholarship fund for low-income science students.
The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.
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 are mourning the death of their "irreplaceable" tour manager Dennis Sheehan who has died of a suspected cardiac arrest.
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.
Nearly £9m is raised towards the restoration of a mansion that was inherited by the revered quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne after two auctions of its contents.
A teenager from Leeds becomes an overnight internet sensation after singing a virtual duet with Jessie J.
Dean Stalham is a writer, visual artist and former prisoner who believes the arts help prevent ex-offenders from returning to jail.
Hull is to host the Turner Prize, one of the biggest events in British art, when it is UK City of Culture in 2017.
A new documentary focusing on the radicalisation of Pakistani youth is currently on the festival circuit.
Miranda Hart and Melissa McCarthy talk to BBC Breakfast about their new film Spy, and being a woman in Hollywood.
An American artist has turned Van Gogh's The Night Cafe into an immersive virtual reality experience.
Will Gompertz is at the unveiling of the Barenboim piano in London.
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.
At this year's Hay Festival, writer and comedian David Baddiel has launched his first book for children, The Parent Agency.
US pop duo spill Pharrell's studio secrets
The Grange Hill character who reflected a changing UK
Michael Fassbender tackles Macbeth on screen
The writer who links The Vagina Monologues and Mad Max
Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.
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.
Blues artist BB King has been honoured with a street procession in Memphis a fortnight after his death at the age of 89.
There is a real danger that S4C's funding will be shrunk by the Conservative government, a Labour MP warns.
The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.