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John Kearns scoops comedy prize

A comedian who was named best newcomer at last year's Edinburgh Fringe scoops the award for best show at this year's festival.

Lennon killer denied parole again

Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in 1980, is denied parole for an eighth time by authorities in New York.

Blink 182 headline Leeds Festival

The American pop-punk band close the main stage while Disclosure pack out the Radio 1/NME stage on the first night of the event.

Cliff police and BBC to face MPs

BBC and South Yorkshire Police chiefs are summoned before MPs after a claim of a "cover-up" over the raid on Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Pet Shop Boys to make Archers cameo

Ambridge is to get a dose of pop star royalty after it was revealed that pop duo Pet Shop Boys are to make a cameo appearance on Radio 4's The Archers.

Emily Watson to star in 7/7 drama

Actress Emily Watson is to star in a BBC drama about a woman struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter in the London 7/7 bombings.

Man jailed for filming in cinema

A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in the West Midlands town of Walsall.

India blocks Gandhi murder film

India blocks the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorifies her killers.

Protest over Grayson Perry gallery

Disabled artists in Leeds go up against Grayson Perry by staging their own exhibition in protest against the inaccessible venue for Perry's new show in the city.

London 'Europe's dearest culture hub'

London is the most expensive city in Europe for cultural activities, with Warsaw the cheapest, a survey suggests.

Channel 4 boss voices US buyout fears

The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.

Scots folk singer Jean Redpath dies

The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.

Singer accuser seeks case dismissal

A man who claims he was sexually abused by director Bryan Singer seeks to have his legal action dismissed due to problems securing a legal team.

Tardis toilet appears on cycle path

A Tardis appears alongside a cafe on the Bristol to Bath cycle path - with a Victorian-style bathroom inside.

Miley banned in Dominican Republic

A Miley Cyrus concert scheduled for the Dominican Republic has been banned over the "morals" in her performances.

Iain Banks' novel dramatised for UK

Acclaimed author Iain Banks' novel Stonemouth is to be dramatised by BBC Scotland and Slate North for UK audiences.

Winehouse life-size statue created

A life-size statue of Amy Winehouse will be unveiled on the singer's birthday in the London neighbourhood she lived in.

Emma Stone to make Broadway debut

Hollywood actress Emma Stone is to make her Broadway debut in the current revival of Cabaret, replacing Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles.

Chan 'sorry' for son's drug arrest

Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son's arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father.

India censor accused of seeking bribe

The head of India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is arrested on suspicion of soliciting a bribe from a film producer.

Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production, to be directed by Andy Serkis.

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

Justin Bieber in new assault lawsuit

A photographer has accused Justin Bieber of inflicting emotional distress over a row about a memory card.

Buju Banton gets new appeal hearing

A lawyer for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who is serving 10 years in jail for drugs convictions, says he has been granted a new appeal hearing.

Cast of South African soap sacked

The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.

Bonneville joins Dench in Bard cast

Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.

Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.

AUDIO: How well does comedy travel?

How well does stand up comedy travel outside the US and UK?

VIDEO: Van Morrison plays at former school

Van Morrison returns to his old school, Orangefield High, east Belfast, for the first of three concerts.

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