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Polanski freed after US arrest bid

US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland are thwarted.

Ian McKellen given freedom of London

Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.

Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies

Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.

Mac £20k arts prize announced

Artist Mairéad McClean wins £20,000 prize

Ant and Dec to host 2015 Brit awards

TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.

Arts groups share £100m funding

More than 100 arts groups across the country are to receive regular funding from Creative Scotland, it is announced.

Gormley's new cliff top sculpture

An Antony Gormley statue described as a "robotic Angel of the North" will be installed on a cliff top in Dorset.

'Orphan' artworks set to find homes

Millions of photos, diaries, letters and recordings whose copyright owners cannot be traced may be made accessible for the first time under a new scheme.

Unwell Nutini cancels more UK gigs

Chart-topping singer Paolo Nutini postpones two more UK arena shows in London and Cardiff due to "severe tonsillitis".

Spacey mourns House of Cards actress

Kevin Spacey pays tribute to actress Elizabeth Norment, who played Nancy Kaufberger, the secretary to his character in US TV drama House of Cards.

Collins hands over Alamo artefacts

Singer Phil Collins hands over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum, calling the donation the end of a six-decade "journey".

'Birmingham family' statue unveiled

A statue by a Turner Prize-winning artist, representing a real Birmingham family, is unveiled.

'Operation' inventor needs operation

The American inventor of the popular board game Operation is in desperate need of money to pay for a real-life operation.

Million pound grant for museum

The Wellcome Trust is giving £1.3m to fund the creation of six new science and technology galleries at the National Museum of Scotland.

Plaque honours city's second poet

A plaque honouring a poet who Dylan Thomas called "the most profound and greatly accomplished Welshman writing poems in English" is to be unveiled in Swansea.

London skatepark given listed status

A London skatepark is awarded Grade II listing, becoming the first of its kind to be listed in Europe.

Marvel reveals five-year film plan

Doctor Strange, Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel and new Avengers films among Marvel announcement.

Brad Pitt's Fury tops UK box office

Brad Pitt's World War Two drama Fury tops the UK and Ireland box office in its first week of release.

Nolan's Interstellar 'a flawed epic'

Christopher Nolan's new film Interstellar receives measured acclaim from critics, who praise its ambitious scale but are less convinced by the story.

U2 star's PA loses theft appeal

A former personal assistant to U2 star Adam Clayton loses an appeal against her conviction for stealing 2.8m euros (£2.2m) from the guitarist.

Police seek 'Oasis fan' after theft

Police suspect an Oasis fan may be behind the theft of a painting of the band from a Greater Manchester art gallery.

Big Brother to launch in China

China is to get its own version of Big Brother for the first time, with the housemates' exploits to be broadcast on popular video site Youku Tudou.

Eric Morecambe Day plan proposed

Plans for an "Eric Morecambe Day" and a sculpture of him with comic partner Ernie Wise are proposed in the wake of an attack on his statue.

Harris 'to host US Takeaway show'

Actor Neil Patrick Harris is to host a US version of ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway, according to reports.

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper

Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today

VIDEO: Stars glow at Interstellar premiere

The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.

VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers

The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove

John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.

VIDEO: Newly-lit Sistine Chapel is unveiled

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