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Strictly Come Dancing denies mystery bug reports

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:21:15 GMT

Brendan Cole won't dance on tonight's show but he'll be the only one missing.

Bob Dylan's Nobel silence 'impolite and arrogant'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:22:48 GMT

Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.

Little Mix's Shout Out To My Ex tops UK singles chart

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:41:35 GMT

X Factor winners Little Mix have scored the fourth number one single of their career, with Shout Out To My Ex.

Mazher Mahmood: 'Fake Sheikh' jailed over Tulisa case

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:55:02 GMT

Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, known as the "Fake Sheikh", is jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence in a case involving singer Tulisa Contostavlos.

Prince rarities set for release on two new albums

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:07:59 GMT

A new greatest hits album and a deluxe edition of Purple Rain will feature unreleased songs from Prince's "vault", Warner Bros Records says.

Shakespeare's Globe boss Emma Rice says her 'blood boils' over sexism

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:24:20 GMT

The artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, Emma Rice, says language used since she took over has made her "blood boil".

Sophie Thompson withdraws from Peter Pan after breaking wrist

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:52:59 GMT

Sophie Thompson has withdrawn from the cast of Peter Pan, the National Theatre's Christmas show, after breaking her wrist.

Ex-Coronation St star elected as an MP

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:28:59 GMT

The newly-elected MP for Batley and Spen says her win is a victory for "hope and unity".

Pierce Brosnan demands removal of his image from India ad

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:23:52 GMT

Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan demands his image is dropped from an advert after accusing an Indian mouth freshener company of duping him into endorsement.

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes to be adapted for BBC One

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:12:54 GMT

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes will be adapted for television for a Christmas special on BBC One.

US election: 71.6m watch final Trump and Clinton debate on TV in the US

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:06:59 GMT

The third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump draws an estimated TV audience of 71.6 million in the US.

Justin Bieber asks Manchester crowd to 'stay quiet' during ballads and cuts chat short

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:46:30 GMT

Justin Bieber asks fans to keep quiet and stop screaming while singing two songs at Thursday night's gig in Manchester.

Helen Skelton to stand in for ITV's Lorraine Kelly

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:25:14 GMT

Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton is to host Lorraine Kelly's ITV chat show when Kelly goes on holiday next week.

One man, one camera, the whole UK coastline

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:05:38 GMT

Quintin Lake is walking around the entire coastline of the UK taking photographs.

Protest over 'toxic' UN Wonder Woman role

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:11:50 GMT

United Nations workers have spoken out against the decision to make Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador.

X Japan's Yoshiki: Music saved my life

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:33:35 GMT

The lead songwriter of X Japan, Yoshiki, talks to the BBC about his band's tragic and turbulent history, and how rock music saved his life.

Graffitists target US-Mexico border fence

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:47:42 GMT

Mexican graffiti artists have painted a stretch of the US-Mexico border fence to promote peace.

Lady Gaga as you've never seen her before?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:54:57 GMT

Lady Gaga talks about the inspiration behind her new album, and what she makes of the US presidential elections.

Celebrities behind ITV's The Voice gather on the red carpet

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:28:57 GMT

We hear from celebrity judges Will I Am and Tom Jones and many more in the lead up to The Voice.

Bowie performed in Irish at tribute gig

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:02:16 GMT

David Bowie, who died earlier this year, will be remembered in a very unique way in Dún Laoghaire on Friday evening.

Jean Alexander: Calls for statue to honour Coronation Street legend

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:57:09 GMT

A statue of Jean Alexander - who played Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden for many years - should be built, another former star of the soap says.

Back from the brink

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:11:26 GMT

Pop star Phil Collins is back, after a disastrous attempt at retirement spiralled into alcoholism.

I, Wonderwoman

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:35:39 GMT

The United Nations has come under fire for appointing comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

From books to cosmetics

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:27:40 GMT

One of the world's leading feminists is not the obvious choice to be the face of a make-up brand, but Boots has just made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the face of No7.

Baring all

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:32:31 GMT

Elena Palumbo-Mosca talks about why she was happy to cover her body in paint to create artworks for the French artist Yves Klein in 1960.

Public backlash

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:57:32 GMT

Black Mirror writer Charlie Brooker says his own experience of a public backlash influenced one of the latest episodes of the acclaimed series which deals with hatred on social media.

'All or nothing'

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:48:34 GMT

Melanie C says a Spice Girls reunion is "not the same" without all five former members of the band.

Birth stories

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:32:39 GMT

In a major theatre project, female playwrights from seven countries have given voice to women who face practical obstacles and cultural pressures when it comes to having children - from questions around abortions to inadequate access to healthcare.

Sculptures by the sea

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:45:47 GMT

The Sydney coastline has been enlivened by the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, this year featuring a gigantic flip flop and an upside down rhino.

From bliss to break-up

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:11:27 GMT

Actress Samantha Barks reflects on her latest stage role about marriage break-up and her success since appearing in TV talent show I'd Do Anything.

Wonder Gal

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 02:38:48 GMT

Gal Gadot, the new Wonder Woman, talks about providing strong and positive female characters to inspire today's young women.