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Radio and TV host Sheila Tracy dies

Broadcaster and musician Sheila Tracy, who was the first woman to read the news on BBC Radio 4 and presented Big Band Special on Radio 2, dies.

'Racist' Banksy mural destroyed

A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".

AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia

Malcolm Young, founding member and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, left the rock band because he is suffering from dementia, his family confirms.

UK legalises music and film ripping

The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.

EastEnders to go live to name killer

The killer of EastEnders character Lucy Beale is to be unmasked during a special live broadcast to mark the soap's 30th anniversary next year.

Brooks drops costs application

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks drops her legal bid to recover defence costs for the phone-hacking trial, which ended in July.

Business booming for female comics

Female comics are enjoying a surge in popularity with audiences flocking to see acts including Miranda Hart and Sarah Millican, according to a set of new findings.

Tom and Jerry carries racism warning

Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice".

SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking

South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.

BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards

BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).

Age ratings to start on music videos

By the end of the year, expect to see a 12, 15 or 18 on online music videos as an age rating pilot scheme is introduced.

DJ Fox arrested over 'sex assaults'

Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences.

Tetris to become movie blockbuster

Tetris, the classic video game that involves slotting shaped blocks together, is to be turned into a movie.

Harry Hill to play Prof Branestawm

Comedian Harry Hill is to take on the role of children's literary character Professor Branestawm for a new BBC One drama.

Lionel Shriver wins Short Story award

US author Lionel Shriver has won this year's BBC National Short Story Award for her story Kilifi Creek.

Marcos art seized in Philippines

Artworks belonging to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos are seized by authorities who claim they were acquired with embezzled state funds.

Scans reveal hidden Leonardo works

Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.

Premiere for Spandau Ballet film

Eighties pop legends Spandau Ballet perform some of their greatest hits at the premiere of a film about their at times turbulent career.

Billy Elliot show tops UK box office

A special live screening of Billy Elliot the Musical Live tops the UK and Ireland box office taking £1.9m - making it the highest grossing event cinema release.

Chinese cinema set for record year

Chinese cinema box office revenue surges 32% in the first nine months of the year, figures show.

Brands to be added in music videos

Universal Music Group will place ads in music videos after they have been filmed in an attempt to get higher advertising revenue.

Parody laws set to come into effect

Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works.

Katherine Jenkins weds US director

Singer Katherine Jenkins marries her American fiance at Hampton Court in Surrey.

BBC rapped over Nightingale sketch

The BBC Trust's editorial standards committee criticises Horrible Histories for giving the impression that Florence Nightingale had been racist.

Morgan 'failed to wear seatbelt'

30 Rock comic Tracy Morgan was not wearing a seatbelt in a car accident that left him badly injured and another passenger dead, according to papers filed in a US court.

Whately: 'One more' series of Lewis

Kevin Whately, star of detective series Lewis, says there will be just one more series of the long-running drama.

VIDEO: Spandau Ballet on 80s 'hedonism'

Eighties pop group Spandau Ballet reunite for the premiere of a film about their career.

VIDEO: A major Mozart discovery in Budapest

A man in Hungary believes he has found Mozart's original Piano Sonata in A Major, K.331, one of the composer's most well-known sonatas.

VIDEO: Sigourney Weaver talks Alien: Isolation

Actress Sigourney Weaver discusses her role in the upcoming video game Alien: Isolation.

VIDEO: Lionel Shriver wins short story award

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