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Emma Rice: Shakespeare's Globe boss to leave over lighting row

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:04:52 GMT

Shakespeare's Globe artistic director Emma Rice is to leave in 2018 after its board decides her methods are not authentic enough.

Pete Burns: Stars remember 'brilliant', 'eccentric' singer

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:51:05 GMT

Marc Almond leads the tributes to singer Pete Burns, describing him as "a one-off creation, a fabulous, fantastic, brilliant creature".

Prince's Paisley Park museum gets green light

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:49:45 GMT

Prince's famous former Paisley Park home is to become a permanent museum after a Minnesota city council approves plans.

Kim Kardashian West drops Paris robbery lawsuit

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:28:58 GMT

The reality star had said she would take US celebrity gossip site MediaTakeOut to court but has dropped the case.

'Al-Shabab attack' on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:59:42 GMT

At least 12 people, including two actors, die in an attack in Kenya, which Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out.

Bobby Vee: 1960s pop singer dies aged 73

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:16:48 GMT

Bobby Vee, best known for 1960s hits including Rubber Ball and Take Good Care of my Baby, dies at the age of 73.

John Cale to play Velvet Underground and Nico live

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:30:18 GMT

John Cale will play the legendary Velvet Underground and Nico album live in Liverpool and New York next year for its 50th anniversary.

New press regulator Impress awaits approval decision

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:18:24 GMT

Impress, a group seeking to become the first officially recognised press regulator, is to find out if it has been approved.

Poldark 'rape' scene sparks controversy

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:15:52 GMT

An apparent rape scene in BBC drama Poldark is criticised over its 'appalling message' but defended by the son of the book's author.

Christopher Marlowe credited as Shakespeare's co-writer

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:10:48 GMT

Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe is credited by Oxford University Press as Shakespeare's co-writer on three plays.

Paul Nash sculpture found in cardboard box reassembled for Tate Britain show

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:11 GMT

A sculpture by British war artist Paul Nash that was found in pieces in a cardboard box this year after being lost for decades is about to go on show at Tate Britain.

Christopher Biggins cleared by Ofcom over Big Brother bisexual comments

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:31:51 GMT

Comments about bisexuality made by Christopher Biggins on Celebrity Big Brother are found not in breach of broadcasting rules.

Harry Potter play up for three Evening Standard Awards

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:38:41 GMT

Hit West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is up for three honours at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Man cleared of stalking Kendall Jenner but convicted of trespass at her home

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:09:22 GMT

The 20-year-old told the jury she found a man in her driveway and that he banged on her car window in August this year.

'I ran away from fans'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:54:21 GMT

The BBC's Naga Munchetty talks to actor Benedict Cumberbatch about a close call with fans while filming Doctor Strange.

Sydney beach art recovered after damage by high seas

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:14:59 GMT

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

Bryan Cranston: I leave copies of my book in airports

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:25:05 GMT

Bryan Cranston describes how he secretly leaves free copies of his book in shops.

Street cat Bob is a film star

Sat, 02 Jan 2016 02:16:54 GMT

The story of Bob the cat is set to be told in cinemas in 2016. The ginger stray is the star of the film A Street Cat Named Bob. James Bowen spoke to BBC News

What happened at the Teen Awards

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:25:14 GMT

Over 10,000 14 to 17-year-olds attended the Radio 1 Teen Awards. Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan were among the stars attending.

Could an American win the Man Booker?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:08:05 GMT

For the first time, the Man Booker Prize shortlist has an American writer on it

Suffolk Broads: Attenborough backs new nature reserve

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:03:29 GMT

A campaign to raise £1m to create a giant nature reserve in the Suffolk Broads is being backed by Sir David Attenborough.

Dorothy's Wizard of Oz slippers to be saved after campaign hits $300,000

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:23:51 GMT

The famous ruby red slippers worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz film will be preserved thanks to a $300,000 Kickstarter campaign.

Break-out hit

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:26:45 GMT

From modest ambitions, prison play Key Change soars above the razor wire.

Pete Burns

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:37:15 GMT

From Top of the Pops to Celebrity Big Brother via lots of plastic surgery, Pete Burns was one of British pop's larger-than-life personalities.

Game changer

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:18:10 GMT

A feminist icon, a virtual blow-up doll, the sixth Spice Girl, a cyberbabe, an ambassador for Britain, or a distorted male fantasy? Lara Croft has been described as all of these. BBC News looks at her legacy as Tomb Raider turns 20.

Mozart's return

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:06:28 GMT

Sir Peter Schaffer's famous Amadeus opera about Mozart returns to its spiritual home of London's National Theatre.

Media merger

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:45:49 GMT

US telecoms giant AT&T plans to buy entertainment group Time Warner - what will that mean for consumers?

Week in pictures

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:43:07 GMT

A look at some of the events in the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including Little Mix, Anna Kendrick and the new Voice UK coaches.

Artistic and autistic?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:29:57 GMT

A poet who has autism explains why the condition is not a barrier to working as a live performer.

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.