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Hockney art inspired by fly-tipping

David Hockney releases artwork showing the landscape that inspired him after it was blighted by fly-tipping.

Madonna falls off stage at Brits

US pop star Madonna fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards on a night that saw Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each win two prizes.

Chart show could move from Sundays

BBC Radio 1's Official Chart show could move from its Sunday slot following an international agreement to release new albums and singles on Fridays.

No future for TV licence, MPs say

The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.

Lohan to do more community service

A US judge tells actress Lindsay Lohan that community service she did in London last year did not count - and she must do 125 hours more.

Savile 'abused 63 people at hospital'

Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but the only formal complaint was ignored, a report finds.

Kevin Spacey to get special Olivier

Actor and theatre director Kevin Spacey will be honoured with a special prize at this year's Olivier Awards.

De la Soul headline act for Womad

Rap legends De La Soul are announced as this year's headline act for the Womad world music festival in Wiltshire.

Odeon cinemas to go on sale for £1bn

Terra Firma, the owner of Odeon and UCI, plans to put the cinema chain up for sale later this year for about £1bn.

Sir Cliff Richard inquiry 'expanded'

Police say an historical sex offence inquiry into Sir Cliff Richard has "increased significantly in size" and involves "more than one allegation", but the singer says the claims are "absurd".

Al-Jazeera arrests over Paris drone

Three journalists for the Qatar-based channel Al-Jazeera are arrested for the alleged illegal flying of a drone in the Bois de Boulogne area of Paris.

Redmayne steams in to Thomas film

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne lends his voice to a new train in the next Thomas the Tank Engine adventure.

Crowe told Leeds 'not for sale'

Leeds chairman Andrew Umbers says the club is "not for sale" despite Russell Crowe suggesting he would consider buying the club.

Stolen artworks returned to Italy

An ancient statuette and an 18th Century painting are returned to Italy, having turned up in New York decades after being stolen.

National Gallery staff stage strike

Workers at the National Gallery are staging a series of fresh strikes in a row over the privatisation of services.

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered

A long-lost Sherlock Holmes story has been found lying forgotten in an attic more than a hundred years after it was first published.

Fifty Shades dominates UK box office

Erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey stays top of the UK box office in its second week of release.

Court hears Polanski extradition case

Filmmaker Roman Polanski appears in a Polish court in connection with a request to extradite him to the US for having had sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Routh guilty in American Sniper case

Eddie Ray Routh is found guilty of murder of American Sniper subject Chris Kyle and is sentenced to life in prison without parole.

King calls musical 'wonderful gift'

US singer-songwriter Carole King calls Beautiful, a tribute musical about her early life, "a wonderful gift" as the show makes its West End debut.

Chris Brown barred from Canada

US Singer Chris Brown is forced to cancel shows in Montreal and Toronto after Canadian officials stopped him from entering the country.

Man charged over Minaj crew stabbing

A 31-year-old man is charged after an attack on two of Nicki Minaj's crew last week in Philadelphia.

Profit hike for broadcaster STV

STV reports a 14% rise in pre-tax profits, lifts its dividend by 300% and says it is increasing its reach.

BBC Trust chair's HSBC role queried

A senior MP raises questions over new BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead's role at HSBC while the bank's Swiss arm helped wealthy clients evade tax.

Daily Show star Jason Jones quits

The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones quits the series after nearly a decade to star in a new sitcom, weeks after news of host Jon Stewart's departure.

VIDEO: Banksy artwork on streets of Gaza

Street artist Banksy has secretly travelled to Gaza where he produced a range of murals as part of a new documentary.

VIDEO: The Brits: Hits and winners

The Brit Awards celebrated a year of British music success in a star-studded show in London

VIDEO: BBC: TV Licence needs modernising

James Purnell, the BBC's Director of Strategy, told BBC News that he agrees the TV Licence does need to be modernised

VIDEO: African singer Nneka's fairy tale

Singer Nneka speaks to Peter Okwoche about her new album.

VIDEO: Sandler returns with The Cobbler

Adam Sandler is starring in a new comedy - The Cobbler - in which he plays a New York shoe repairer who finds he has magical powers. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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