Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.
The complete line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series is revealed ahead of the BBC One talent show's launch night on 6 September.
Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth aged 92.
US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.
Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.
Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
A web series about young people with special needs will air on Oprah Winfrey's network after backing from Game of Thrones producers.
Midge Ure is among a number of big names who will perform at a one-off concert to mark the staging of golf's Ryder Cup in Scotland.
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
Mathew Knowles links a fight in a lift after this year's Gala Ball to "Jedi mind tricks" to help boost ticket sales.
A gold-rush starts at a beach in Kent where a German artist buried £10,000 worth of bullion as part of an arts festival.
The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.
A Banksy artwork that was painted on a wall outside a cash-strapped youth club is sold to a private collector for £403,000.
The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.
The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.
A man who claims he was sexually abused by Bryan Singer has dropped his legal action against the X-Men film-maker.
Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon after a fatal shooting at a California rap concert.
Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years.
Sting announces two concerts to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sage Gateshead.
Singer Pixie Lott is the 11th celebrity announced to take part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.
A crew member on the US police reality TV show Cops is shot and killed when Nebraska police open fire on a robbery suspect.
Residents in a Teesside street are being filmed for the next series of controversial TV show Benefits Street.
The discovery of new unpublished chapters reveals author Roald Dahl planned to include more children in his classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but dropped them from the final version.
Comedian Peter Kay hosted the big switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations
A schoolgirl from Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan is getting ready to start studying at the Royal Ballet School in London.
Illustrator Quentin Blake describes how he brought Roald Dahl's characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to life.