Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.
TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules.
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.
Judges throw out an appeal by paedophile rock star Ian Watkins to reduce the length of his jail term for child sex offences.
The BBC is experimenting with new ways to deliver TV coverage of live events, with a series of trials at the Commonwealth Games.
Lawyers representing Adele's two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his "milestone moments".
Commonwealth writers are sidelined from the Man Booker Prize longlist with US authors, including Joshua Ferris and Richard Powers, included for the first time.
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead by Islamist militants in the capital, Mogadishu.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.
A trio of major British films are to receive their world premieres at this year's Toronto Film Festival, including Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
Emmy-nominated TV show Fargo is set to return for a second season - without Martin Freeman or any of his co-stars.
Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk is writing a sequel that will be published as a 10-part comic book series in 2015.
A film based on Pudsey, the dancing dog winner of Britain's Got Talent, flops at the UK box office as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominates the weekend.
Oscar-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins is appearing in a TV pilot remake of the 1970s sci-fi film, which starred Yul Brynner
US author Thomas Berger, whose novel Little Big Man was turned into a 1970 Hollywood movie starring Dustin Hoffman, dies at the age of 89.
Composer Judith Weir CBE is to become the first female Master of the Queen's Music.
JK Rowling's crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith will eventually outnumber her Harry Potter books, she reveals.
Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr tops the Forbes actors' rich list for the second year, with estimated earnings of $75m (£43m).
Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.
Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival.
The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.
A pine tree planted in 2004 in a Los Angeles park in memory of former Beatle George Harrison has died after being infested by beetles.
Singer and TV star Tulisa Contostavlos's trial over drugs allegations collapses as the judge accuses a prosecution witness of perjury.
Sky News reporter Colin Brazier admits he was wrong to handle victims' belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
US TV drama Tyrant, starring British actor Adam Rayner, moves production from Tel Aviv to Istanbul due to the current conflict in Gaza.
Australian soap Neighbours casts an indigenous actor in a leading role for the first time.
Susan Bower, former executive producer at Neighbours and the University of Melbourne's Angeline Ferdinand discuss Neighbours's first indigenous actor.
Giant puppets are set to roam the streets of Liverpool as part of the World War One centenary. Writer and director Jean-Luc Courcoult explains how his characters come to life.
Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner rules.
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.