Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.
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.
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland are thwarted.
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.
More than 100 arts groups across the country are to receive regular funding from Creative Scotland, it is announced.
An Antony Gormley statue described as a "robotic Angel of the North" will be installed on a cliff top in Dorset.
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.
Chart-topping singer Paolo Nutini postpones two more UK arena shows in London and Cardiff due to "severe tonsillitis".
Kevin Spacey pays tribute to actress Elizabeth Norment, who played Nancy Kaufberger, the secretary to his character in US TV drama House of Cards.
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".
Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa hires a legal firm to investigate the circumstances around her mother's death last month.
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.
The American inventor of the popular board game Operation is in desperate need of money to pay for a real-life operation.
The voices of celebrities including Stephen Fry, Barbara Windsor and Joanna Lumley will echo across trains and buses as part of London Poppy Day.
The Wellcome Trust is giving £1.3m to fund the creation of six new science and technology galleries at the National Museum of Scotland.
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.
A London skatepark is awarded Grade II listing, becoming the first of its kind to be listed in Europe.
Doctor Strange, Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel and new Avengers films among Marvel announcement.
Brad Pitt's World War Two drama Fury tops the UK and Ireland box office in its first week of release.
Christopher Nolan's new film Interstellar receives measured acclaim from critics, who praise its ambitious scale but are less convinced by the story.
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 suspect an Oasis fan may be behind the theft of a painting of the band from a Greater Manchester art gallery.
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.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris is to host a US version of ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway, according to reports.
Strictly Come Dancing has beaten rival talent show The X Factor by two million, according to overnight ratings - the biggest gap of the season so far.
The Vatican has unveiled a new hi-tech LED lighting system for the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.
The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize has produced a shock win for the Edinburgh-based hip-hop group Young Fathers.
Television news ethics come under fire in Jake Gyllenhaal's latest film, Nightcrawler.
Guitarist and singer of Status Quo Francis Rossi discusses his drug use during the 1970s and 1980s.