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Royal hoax station committed crime

A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.

BBC spends 29% less on star pay

The BBC has spent 29% less on stars earning more than £100,000 a year over the past five years, an independent review reveals.

Children's author Peet dies aged 67

Award-winning children's author Mal Peet dies after after being diagnosed with cancer, aged 67.

Armani labels Madonna 'difficult'

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani plays down his part in Madonna's fall at this year's Brit Awards, saying "we all know [she] is very difficult".

Gambaccini 'was victim of witch-hunt'

Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini backs a 28-day limit on the use of police bail after saying he was the victim of a "witch-hunt".

India minister vows rape film probe

India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.

ITV delivers 'strong performance'

Commercial broadcaster ITV, home of Downton Abbey, reports a big rise in pre-tax profits for 2014.

Play to champion disabled actors

A play featuring a diverse cast of disabled, deaf and non-disabled actors is ready to take to the stage at the Dundee Rep theatre.

Conductor Simon Rattle to join LSO

Sir Simon Rattle, one of the world's leading conductors, is to take over as music director at the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017.

Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE

Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.

Lawrence to play war photographer

Jennifer Lawrence will play war photographer Lynsey Addario in a film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Addario's memoir.

Royal Court to stage new NHS play

The debate around the future of the NHS is the subject of the Royal Court's new play Who Cares, being staged in the run up to the general election.

Calvin and Kasabian to top V Festival

Sam Smith, George Ezra and Ella Eyre are among the first wave of acts confirmed at the festival, headlined by Calvin Harris and Kasabian.

Kanye West: Barack Obama calls me up

The rapper tells Oxford University students that President Obama calls his home phone.

Phone hacking 'rife' at Mirror papers

Phone hacking was "rife" at the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People from 1999 to 2006, a court hears.

Prince promotes UK and Paddington

The Duke of Cambridge promotes British business and meets Paddington bear, as his tour of China continues.

Artists outbid in building battle

A group of Bristol artists are outbid in their fight to stay in their building after the council put it up for rent.

Marigold sequel tops UK box office

The sequel to hit 2012 comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel tops the UK and Ireland box office chart on its first weekend on release.

Will Smith film topples Fifty Shades

Will Smith's crime caper Focus debuts at number one on the North American box office chart, knocking Fifty Shades of Grey off the top spot.

Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered'

A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.

Richie wants a roof for Glastonbury

Headliner Lionel Richie suggests a roof might be the solution to a rainy Glastonbury festival.

Headliners named for 10th Latitude

Portishead, alt-J and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are named as the headline acts for the Latitude Festival, which will also feature hot tubs and lake swimming.

Suge Knight says he is nearly blind

Before being taken to hospital, Suge Knight tells a Los Angeles judge that he is suffering from blindness and other health issues.

Craig films Comic Relief Bond sketch

Bond star Daniel Craig will appear as 007 in a Comic Relief sketch to air on Red Nose Day, Friday 13 March.

MPs to question BBC Trust boss

BBC Trust boss Rona Fairhead will be questioned about her work at HSBC after being summoned before a parliamentary select committee.

Phoenix Nights star thanks medics

Comedian Ted Robbins says he is lucky to be alive after collapsing during a stage show and is "eternally grateful" to the medical staff who treated him.

VIDEO: Can Poldark recapture glory days?

It was an enormous hit in the 1970s, and this Sunday Poldark will return to our TV screens in a new adaptation.

VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism

Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery.

VIDEO: The robot that can play the violin

A retired engineer in the USA has created a 'kinetic sculpture' that can replicate digital files and play them on a violin.

VIDEO: Phoenix Nights star thanks medics

Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins said he is "eternally grateful" to the medical staff who treated him when he collapsed on stage. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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