VIDEO: 'Children look at me as an agony aunt'

As a theatrical version of one of her books arrives in the West End, Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been talking to the BBC about the responsibilities of being a writer for children.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 4:17 pm

Government ends prison guitar ban

A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:21 am

Emin's My Bed set for long Tate loan

Tracey Emin's controversial artwork My Bed is to return to the Tate after being sold by Charles Saatchi for £2.2m earlier this month.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:05 am

Lloyd Webber to sue over Superstar

Andrew Lloyd Webber's company, Really Useful Group, is to sue over a cancelled US tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 9:22 am

Apes continue reign in UK cinemas

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has easily held on to the top spot in the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 9:18 am

VIDEO: How To Die: WW1 poem animation

Sassoon's celebrated WW1 poem in animation

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 7:32 am

VIDEO: Teenage author's publishing success

A 19-year-old student from Kent has landed a publishing deal for a book that she wrote while studying for her A Levels.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 7:00 am

VIDEO: Star Trek star Takei's life on film

Star Trek star George Takei talks about being his childhood experience of living in an internment camp during World War Two.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:53 am

Die Hard actor Shigeta dies aged 81

James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors who memorably appeared in 1988 film Die Hard as business executive Mr Takagi, dies aged 81.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:20 am

AUDIO: Band hoped Watkins abuse a 'mistake'

Former members of Lostprophets have talked at their "shock" at finding out singer Ian Watkins was a paedophile.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:13 am

Pussy Riot sue Russian government

Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 5:41 am

Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar

Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 5:36 am

VIDEO: Justin Bieber wins charity award

Justin Bieber won an award for his work with Make-A-Wish Foundation at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards on Sunday night.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 5:09 am

VIDEO: Ronstadt receives White House medal

Award winning singer Linda Ronstadt has been awarded the National Medal of Arts - the highest arts honour in the US.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 4:45 am

AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film?

Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 4:13 am

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

First British dancer at the Mariinsky Ballet performs back in the UK

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 4:02 am

Goldfinch novel set for big screen

Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch is to be turned into a film, with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner among its producers.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 3:57 am

Ronstadt receives White House honour

Grammy winning singer Linda Ronstadt is awarded the National Medal of Arts - the highest arts honour in the US.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 3:48 am

Mitch Winehouse to release new album

The father of the late singer Amy Winehouse is releasing a new record to raise money for the charity that bears her name.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 1:42 am

Band 'didn't believe' Watkins abuse

Former members of Lostprophets say they originally hoped child abuse reports about singer Ian Watkins were a "mistake" and now want to move forward.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 11:22 pm

Coe 'will not run for BBC Trust job'

Lord Coe indicates that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 9:51 pm

Gabriel Prokofiev debuts concerto

Gabriel Prokofiev debuts WW1 concerto

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 8:35 pm

VIDEO: US films take on drone strike debate

The summer movies criticising US drone policies

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 7:23 pm

Nollywood finds its global audience online

Nigeria's film industry finds new audiences online

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 6:01 pm

VIDEO: Busker about to hit the big time

A musician who spent 20 years busking on the streets of London is about to hit the big time with the release of his first album on a major record label.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 2:57 pm