The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador.
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.
A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond is to make a cameo appearance in the film that will bring his beloved character to the big screen for the first time.
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.
Animal charity Peta takes out an advert in a US magazine complaining about One Direction's use of chimpanzees in the Steal My Girl video.
A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.
Singer Gregg Allman is dropped from legal action filed by the family of a camera assistant killed on the set of his biopic Midnight Rider.
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland are thwarted.
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Dolores Umbridge gets her own biography as JK Rowling releases a new story on her Pottermore website.
De Montfort University, which holds the largest collection of Hammer horror memorabilia, opens its archive for one day.
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
Artist Mairéad McClean wins £20,000 prize
More than 100 arts groups across the country are to receive regular funding from Creative Scotland, it is announced.
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.
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.
Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.
Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today
It has been 60 years since the animated adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - the first British animated film.
The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.
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".