Dictionary for Dahl's squishous words

Swashboggling, squishous and frobscottle are among thousands of Roald Dahl's words to be compiled in a dictionary to celebrate the centenary of the writer's birth.

Posted by on 28 May 2016 | 3:22 am

Depp ordered to stay away from wife

A US judge orders actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after an alleged assault.

Posted by on 28 May 2016 | 12:02 am

VIDEO: Washington gets a mural makeover

A neighbourhood in Washington has been made over with murals by both international and local artists.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: UK's oldest working theatre celebrated

The UK's oldest theatre, the Bristol Old Vic, celebrates its 250th birthday.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 1:34 pm

Ariana Grande scores first UK number one

Ariana Grande tops the album chart with her third record, Dangerous Woman, while Drake continues his reign at the top of the singles chart.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 11:54 am

VIDEO: Tom Hiddleston's 'gift' of an education

Tom Hiddleston's tells tales at the ceremony crowning the winners of the BBC's 500 Words competition.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 11:34 am

VIDEO: Star cast on Eisenberg's West End debut

Hollywood star Jesse Eisenberg brings his off Broadway hit The Spoils to the West End and stars alongside Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen and The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 11:18 am

American Psycho to close on Broadway

Broadway musical American Psycho, about an investment banker turned serial killer, is to close after poor ticket sales.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 6:20 am

500 words winners announced by Chris Evans

Stories by children about the perils of reality TV judging, dementia and a bloodthirsty pig are among the winners of this year's 500 Words.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 4:52 am

Music News LIVE: 27 May

Rolling coverage of the biggest music news stories from around the world.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 2:40 am

ABC's Martin Fry: 'I'm beyond risk'

Martin Fry reflects on sequel to ABC's Lexicon of Love

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 9:39 pm

Brief Encounter's Margaret Barton turns 90

Margaret Barton, 90, recalls role in Brief Encounter

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 9:34 pm

VIDEO: Inside this year's Architecture Biennale

This year's Architecture Biennale in Venice explores how buildings can be designed creatively and sustainably to improve the environment and our lives.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 9:03 pm

Venice Biennale's brighter future

Architects share their visions at Venice Biennale

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 12:02 pm

Lewis takes up Scherzinger's Cats role

Singer Leona Lewis is to replace Nicole Scherzinger in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Cats.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 11:37 am

Sian Williams tells of double mastectomy

Former BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams reveals she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 11:28 am

Caitlyn Jenner TV show axed in Africa

A TV show about Caitlyn Jenner becoming a transgender woman will no longer be shown in sub-Saharan Africa following complaints from viewers, its South African broadcaster says.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 9:21 am

Ticket sites 'must fight touts'

Companies like Ticketmaster should take more action to prevent touts "harvesting" concert tickets, a government review recommends.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 7:18 am

Sir Elton John and Putin will not meet

Sir Elton John will not meet Vladimir Putin when he visits Russia this month because of 'scheduling conflicts'

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 6:39 am

Come Dancing star Peggy Spencer dies

Dancing legend Peggy Spencer, known to millions of viewers for her part in the BBC's Come Dancing show, dies aged 95.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 6:12 am

Barbara Windsor story set for BBC drama

Dame Barbara Windsor says she is "honoured and excited" that her life story is to be turned into a one-off TV film.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 4:55 am

VIDEO: 'We didn't need to change Top Gear'

Chris Evans says he is finally getting excited about his new job on Top Gear, ahead of the revamped show's first airing this weekend.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 4:52 am

Marvin Gaye's life makes it to stage

Dramatisation of Marvin Gaye's life on stage has family approval

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 4:23 am

Pooh story celebrates Queen's 90th

A new Winnie-the-Pooh adventure has been released to celebrate both the 90th birthday of the Queen and the fictional bear himself.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 4:04 am

The new age of the ticket tout

Are touts making pop concerts the preserve of the rich?

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 2:52 am