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Rolf Harris challenges conviction

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.

Egypt statue museums lose status

Two museums in Northampton lose their Arts Council accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue.

Silent film tops documentary poll

Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics.

Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced

A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.

Sassoon war diaries published online

Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time.

Top DJs say Ibiza is too expensive

Afrojack, Paul Oakenfold and Steve Angello say Ibiza has become too VIP and is pricing normal people out.

Appeal over CBBC actor's killing

Police hunting for a man wanted over the stabbing of a children's TV actor offer a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and prosecution.

Secret Cinema show finally opens

Secret Cinema has finally opened its Back to the Future show to strong reviews after the late cancellation of earlier dates.

One Direction top global album sales

One Direction's Midnight Memories was the biggest-selling album around the world in 2013, beating Eminem into second place, figures show.

Crowds halt Daniel Radcliffe event

Actor Daniel Radcliffe's appearance at a film premiere in Mexico City is cancelled due to concerns about overcrowding.

Hop Farm founder gets live music ban

Music promoter Vince Power is banned from staging live events by the High Court in London.

'Lost' Dr Seuss tales to go on sale

Four stories by children's author Dr Seuss, including early incarnations of Horton and The Grinch, are to be published 60 years after last being seen.

The Killers have weirdest song lyric

If you've ever been confused by "are we human or are we dancer?" you're officially not alone.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins

Thousands of performers from across the world are in Edinburgh for the start of the world's biggest arts festival.

Damien Hirst land homes plan backed

Councillors back plans to build 750 homes in north Devon on land part-owned by artist Damien Hirst.

Talks delay Met Opera staff lockout

The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it has avoided an immediate staff lockout in last-minute negotiations with unions.

Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies

Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.

Documentary pioneer Robert Drew dies

Robert Drew, the pioneer of fly-on-the-wall documentary style known as Cinema Verite, has died at the age of 90

Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'

Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.

Kylie to headline Games closing show

Kylie Minogue will perform at the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, organisers confirm.

Gibb's final song to be released

The last song written and recorded by late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is to be released in September, it is announced.

Flats near gig venue given go-ahead

Plans for new flats close to The Fleece music venue in Bristol are given the go-ahead.

Actor Kenny Ireland dies aged 68

Tributes are paid to Scottish actor and director Kenny Ireland who has died aged 68 after a battle against cancer.

US TV producer Halmi dies aged 90

Prolific US television producer Robert Halmi Sr, whose work won dozens of Emmy Awards, dies at the age of 90.

6 Music audience overtakes Radio 3

BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.

VIDEO: Dinosaur videobombs Frank Skinner

The 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe has officially begun with more than 3,000 shows. The BBC's John Maguire met up with some of the performers including comedian Frank Skinner who had a close encounter with a dinosaur.

AUDIO: 'Greatest docu ever made' revealed

Nick Bradshaw and Sophie Fiennes discuss the outcome of the BFI's attempt to name the greatest documentaries of all time.

VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?

Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.

VIDEO: Close-up with defaced Banksy work

Campaigners who were trying to keep a Banksy mural in situ on a wall in Cheltenham are now in "race against time" to save the work after it was defaced with graffiti.

AUDIO: Why actors want to be in video games

BBC Click presenter Marc Cieslak discusses the growing number of actors starring in video games. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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