Millions of pounds donated to Comic Relief have been invested in shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms, BBC Panorama learns.
Sir Ian McKellen tells the Radio Times he has been advised not to go to Russia by the Foreign Office because of the country's homosexuality laws.
Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is to be charged "with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs", the Crown Prosecution Service confirms.
The Scottish rock band will be joined on the bill by artists including Calvin Harris and Rudimental.
BBC News director James Harding defends the extensive reporting on Nelson Mandela's death.
The "most famous" image of Jane Austen will be sold at auction later, with the watercolour expected to fetch £150,000-200,000.
Westlife star Kian Egan has been crowned king of the jungle on ITV show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!
Disney animation Frozen topples Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the US box office chart in its second week of release.
The BBC is to launch five new subscription-free HD TV channels on Tuesday.
Film star and "green" campaigner Leonardo DiCaprio is to enter a team in the new Formula E motor racing series, which aims to boost electric car sales.
Sacred artefacts from the Hopi native American tribe go under the hammer at a Paris auction, despite US objections.
Thousands of friends, fans and car enthusiasts attend a special car rally and memorial in honour of late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker.
The final part of an epic dictionary of medieval Latin is to be published this week, bringing to a close a project initiated a century ago.
The Greenland husky heard but not seen in box office hit Gravity receives two prizes at a London awards event devoted to canine excellence on screen.
Egyptian police recover an ancient statue of Tutankhamun's sister and wife, stolen during unrest in August.
The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sells at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).
Ida Pollock, a prolific writer of romantic fiction, dies, aged 105.
Metro Manila, a crime caper set in the Philippines, is named best film and picks up two other honours at the British Independent Film Awards.
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar launches a scathing broadside at his homeland's government at this year's European Film Awards, calling it "deaf and insensitive" to the country's problems.
Edouard Molinaro, who directed classic French farce La Cage aux Folles and other much-loved films, dies in Paris at the age of 85.
Boyband McBusted have been named as the headliners for British Summer Time 2014 in Hyde Park, BackStreet Boys will support.
Lily Allen returns to the top of the UK singles chart with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know.
Scottish singer Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger's Syndrome after years spent believing she suffered slight brain damage at birth.
EastEnders is to mark the death of Nelson Mandela with a specially filmed scene which has been inserted into Monday's episode.
Television psychic Derek Acorah is charged with careless driving following a car crash in Merseyside.
Veteran broadcaster Angela Rippon, actress Sheridan Smith and academic Mary Beard are among the stars honoured at the Women in Film and Television Awards
Lord Michael Dobbs, author of House of Cards, and journalist and author Azadeh Moaveni discuss the US drama Homeland's portrayal of its main Iranian character.
Some of the year's cinematic highlights - from the touching story of Philomena to the graphic scenes in Filth - have been honoured at the British Independent Film Awards in London.
Thousands of fans have lined the street where 'The Fast and The Furious' actor Paul Walker was killed in a car crash
Sting tells Andrew Marr how going back to his roots helped relieve his writer's block