Artist Rose Wylie wins the John Moores Painting Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious art awards, at the age of 80.
Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.
A rare negative of the movie star Marilyn Monroe, taken during her first professional photo shoot when she was 20 years old, is sold at auction.
A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, reopens after a £5m refurbishment.
The 66-year-old actor - one of the original cast - will leave the show in Autumn 2015
Dressmaker Leanne Phillips from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding wins compensation from her former boss for unfair dismissal.
Three dancers are suing Cher for race and age discrimination amid claims she said there was "too much colour" on her tour.
Three residents of a road in Birmingham dubbed Benefits Street after a television programme deny a series of drugs charges.
Country music star George Hamilton IV dies in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77.
Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC game show Pointless are among the British winners at the Rose d'Or international TV awards in Berlin.
British singer Katy B pulls out of an MTV concert in Londonderry following the death of her brother.
Apple might have created a tool to remove it but Bono thinks it's great so many people have listened to U2's new album.
The rapper's former hair stylist claimed she'd stolen his designs to boost her career, but a judge didn't agree.
Classical flautist Sir James Galway is honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at the Gramophone Awards in London.
Pages of an unfinished novel by Jane Austen will go on display at her Hampshire home later.
More than 30 historic theatres in England and Wales are "at risk" from decay, closure or irreversible change, according to the Theatres Trust.
British model Cara Delevingne is set to star in an adaptation of the novel Paper Towns, by John Green of The Fault in Our Stars fame.
The customised chopper Peter Fonda rode in 1969 film Easy Rider is expected to fetch more than $1 million (£613,000) when it goes up for auction next month.
Stop-motion 3D animation The Boxtrolls tops the UK box office in its first week of release as last week's number one Sex Tape drops out of the top three.
Katy Perry and Ariana Grande are up for the most awards at this year's ceremony in Glasgow, this November.
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976.
Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.
Pointless host Alexander Armstrong will voice Danger Mouse when the much-loved cartoon hero returns to TV next year.
Actor Steve McFadden has accepted "substantial damages" from the News of the World's publishers and the Metropolitan Police, a judge is told.
Actor David Morrissey says that people from poorer backgrounds are being excluded from entering the acting profession due to a lack of funding.
Brutal Ballet performed a Games of Thrones inspired piece at TitanCon, a science fiction and fantasy convention in Belfast.
The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, has reopened after a £5m refurbishment.
More than 20,000 music fans will be in Londonderry this weekend for one of the biggest music events of the year.