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Secondary ticket sites agree changes

Four secondary ticket-selling websites have agreed to be more transparent, following pressure from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Pharrell denies Blurred Lines claim

Pharrell Williams denies copying Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up for the hit single Blurred Lines, but says he may have been "channelling... that late-70s feeling".

Comedy books win Blue Peter awards

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff win 2015's Blue Peter Book Awards, as young readers celebrate World Book Day.

June Whitfield to star in EastEnders

Veteran actresses June Whitfield and Jan Harvey will star in key one-off roles in the BBC soap later this year.

Manchester festival line-up unveiled

Artist Gerhard Richter, actress Maxine Peake and musician FKA Twigs join the line-up for this year's Manchester International Festival.

Buddy Holly plane crash 'review'

The 1959 plane crash that claimed the lives of three rock 'n' roll stars, including Buddy Holly, could be investigated afresh by US transport safety experts.

Bruce Willis joins Broadway's Misery

Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in a stage adaptation of Stephen King novel Misery.

Row erupts over cancelled concert

A venue that cancelled a gig by controversial jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon is criticised for giving in to bullying.

BBC DJ criticises Radio 1 diversity

BBC radio presenter Nihal criticises diversity at Radio 1 and 1Xtra, claiming "nothing has changed" since Greg Dyke called the BBC "hideously white" in 2001.

India media: Rape film ban

Most prominent papers back the BBC's film on Delhi gang rape, but others see it as "anti-women".

Australia announces Eurovision singer

Former Australian Idol winner and X Factor judge Guy Sebastian will be Australia's first ever entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Tracey Ullman returns in BBC comedy

Tracey Ullman is to return to the BBC with her own comedy series, some 30 years after she was a regular face on British TV.

Brit stars join Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson confirms that Dan Stevens and Luke Evans are joining her for the live action movie version of the Disney classic.

US museum group bans selfie stick

The Smithsonian museum group in Washington DC has banned the fashionable photography aid, the selfie stick, to "protect visitors" in crowded conditions.

Explicit art shown through peephole

A controversial pornographic artwork on display in London can only be viewed through a peephole, to prevent it being seen by minors.

Croatia drama wins Blackburn Prize

A play about four generations of women growing up in Croatia after World War Two wins a prestigious playwriting prize for women.

Children's author Peet dies aged 67

Award-winning children's author Mal Peet dies after after being diagnosed with cancer, aged 67.

Lawrence to play war photographer

Jennifer Lawrence will play war photographer Lynsey Addario in a film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Addario's memoir.

Marigold sequel tops UK box office

The sequel to hit 2012 comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel tops the UK and Ireland box office chart on its first weekend on release.

Will Smith film topples Fifty Shades

Will Smith's crime caper Focus debuts at number one on the North American box office chart, knocking Fifty Shades of Grey off the top spot.

Richie wants a roof for Glastonbury

Headliner Lionel Richie suggests a roof might be the solution to a rainy Glastonbury festival.

Headliners named for 10th Latitude

Portishead, alt-J and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are named as the headline acts for the Latitude Festival, which will also feature hot tubs and lake swimming.

Suge Knight says he is nearly blind

Before being taken to hospital, Suge Knight tells a Los Angeles judge that he is suffering from blindness and other health issues.

Trust boss moots external regulator

The chair of the BBC Trust suggests an external regulator could take over its role as overseer of the corporation.

BBC spends 29% less on star pay

The BBC has spent 29% less on stars earning more than £100,000 a year over the past five years, an independent review reveals.

Gambaccini 'was victim of witch-hunt'

Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini backs a 28-day limit on the use of police bail after saying he was the victim of a "witch-hunt".

VIDEO: Cressida Cowell's sneak treat for fans

A special treat for fans, as Cressida Cowell reads a sneak extract from her next book in the How To Train Your Dragon series.

VIDEO: Talking Movies: How Greenpeace began

Talking Movies' Tom Brook meets the director of the documentary How to Change the World - a film which focuses on the early days of Greenpeace.

VIDEO: Binoche returns to London stage

She has won Oscars for her roles in The English Patient and Chocolat, but Juliette Binoche will next be seen next on the stage in a London production of Antigone.

VIDEO: Can Poldark recapture glory days?

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