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Lynda Bellingham on Christmas hopes

Late actress Lynda Bellingham had shared her hopes for a final Christmas in a special edition of Loose Women being broadcast today.

Magic Faraway Tree set for big screen

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

Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.

Timberlake settles Heat legal action

Celebrity magazine Heat apologises to actor and singer Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel after publishing a "false and unfounded story" questioning their marriage.

Banksy's Pierced Eardrum vandalised

A new mural by street artist Banksy in Bristol is vandalised less than 24 hours after the work appeared.

Designer Oscar de la Renta mourned

The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82.

Protests against controversial opera

Politicians including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani protest against controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer.

Disability 'faked for free tickets'

Belfast's Grand Opera House is reviewing its wheelchair access scheme, because it says people are pretending to be disabled to get free tickets to its shows.

Baker Street saxophone player dies

The musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos - on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street - has died, it is announced.

BBC Trust boss backs licence fee

The new head of the BBC Trust says she believes the licence fee is the best way to fund the corporation.

Turtles attack UK box office

The reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has topped the UK and Ireland box office, ending Gone Girl's two week run at the top.

Katie Morag leads kids' Bafta nods

CBeebies drama Katie Morag, based on the books by Mairi Hedderwick, leads this year's British Academy Children's Awards with three nominations.

Gallery given £1.2m Lottery boost

A project to transform a Merseyside gallery receives a boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Deal struck over Conan Doyle house

Campaigners who opposed plans to convert Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's former home into a school back revised proposals.

Magnum photographer Rene Burri dies

Celebrated Swiss photographer Rene Burri who took pictures of the likes of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso for the Magnum agency dies aged 81.

Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'

Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.

Breaking Bad action doll row

A US mum calls on Toys R US to remove Breaking Bad dolls from its stores and Bryan Cranston is "mad" about it.

BBC move in WW2 staged in play

The transfer of the BBC's Light Entertainment Department to Bangor during World War Two is being celebrated in a new stage play.

Sinden honoured at theatre awards

Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.

Paris 'sex toy' sculpture sabotaged

A huge inflatable sculpture, apparently inspired by the shape of a sex toy and a Christmas tree, is sabotaged days after it was erected in Paris.

Brad Pitt's Fury closes festival

Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury recognised the trauma suffered by soldiers in World War Two as it closes this year's BFI London Film Festival.

Easy Rider motorcycle sold for $1.35m

A customised motorcycle said to have featured in 1969 film Easy Rider is auctioned for $1.35m (£838,821), despite claims it is not authentic.

Stephen Frears handed BFI fellowship

British director Stephen Frears is honoured with a British Film Institute (BFI) fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.

DJ Mike Read defends UKIP Calypso

Former BBC Radio 1 host Mike Read defends a song he has written in support of UKIP after he is accused of racism on social media.

Reggae singer John Holt dies at 67

Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 67.

Cheryl's husband wins privacy payout

The husband of singer and X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini accepts substantial privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article.

BBC Radio 1 broke swearing rules

BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran swore on air during the Big Weekend festival, watchdog Ofcom says.

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had colon cancer, has died aged 66, her agent confirms.

Lorraine disrupted by fire alarm

A fire alarm forces TV presenter Lorraine Kelly to evacuate the studio during her live ITV show.

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