Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.
BBC News presenter George Alagiah is diagnosed with bowel cancer and will take a break from broadcasting while he receives treatment.
AC/DC confirm they will continue making music, following news guitarist and founder member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.
Claims that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused a teenager in 1999 are dismissed as "completely without merit" by the film-maker's lawyer.
The Banksy picture at the centre of a row over ownership is moved from a youth club by police and taken to Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery.
Artist Ai Weiwei chooses a former chapel in Yorkshire as the venue for his next UK exhibition.
The BBC and Sky's video-on-demand apps simultaneously experience a fault on iPhones and iPads that prevents TV shows from streaming.
The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.
An exhibition of the 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham is named best event at a ceremony celebrating culture in the north-east of England.
Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.
A sequel to hit 1993 comedy Mrs Doubtfire is on the cards, with actor Robin Williams and the writer behind Elf on board.
A "zoo" of 20ft (6m) high graffiti animals appears on the walls of an abandoned nursing home in Wiltshire.
A new study finds men prefer to watch film adaptations than read the original book, with 30% admitting they have not read a book since school.
Murder, She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury says she is "very proud" to be honoured by the Queen in the country of her birth.
Five musicians take action against the National Theatre after being stripped of their roles in the West End production of War Horse.
The album from Disney's animated film becomes one of only 11 albums to have topped the US chart for 10 weeks or longer.
British horror film The Quiet Ones is the highest new entry at the UK box office in a week dominated by older releases.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes the prize for best film at the MTV Movie Awards, as well as female performance and best male for Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.
Rock star Paul Weller wins £10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online.
Cassette tapes have a "novelty value", with 10% of 18 to 24-year-olds buying one in the last month, according to new research.
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is charged with one count of indecent assault under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard says.
The producers of Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street have confirmed they are working on a follow-up with the working title Immigration Street.
Channel 4 ramps up its arts coverage after a £3m boost from Arts Council England, including a new TV series showcasing young artists and film-makers.
Actors James Franco and Chris O'Dowd make their Broadway debuts in the latest adaptation of Of Mice And Men
James Blunt has waged war on Twitter trolls by targeting them with witty one-liners.
Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival opens in New York amid fears big business investment could risk extravaganza's integrity
Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps