Big Brother doctor 'sacked unfairly'

The former psychologist for TV series Big Brother wins his unfair dismissal claim against the University of Manchester.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 9:13 am

India censor accused of seeking bribe

The head of India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is arrested on suspicion of soliciting a bribe from a film producer.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 6:59 am

VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on'

Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 6:14 am

Anna Nicole Smith estate loses claim

A judge rejects a bid by lawyers representing Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, challenging the will of her former husband, Texas billionaire J Howard Marshall.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 5:47 am

Thrones star takes off-Broadway lead

Peter Dinklage - Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - is to join Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling in a New York revival of 19th Century Russian play A Month in the Country.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 5:13 am

Independence 'would devastate BBC'

Scottish independence would see the BBC broken up with "devastating" consequences for broadcasting in Scotland, according to pro-Union figures.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 4:07 am

Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production, to be directed by Andy Serkis.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 3:33 am

Calvin Harris earns more than Jay Z

Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 2:51 am

Cotillard confronts redundancy fears

Marion Cotillard fights redundancy in latest role

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 11:21 pm

MP questions police links with media

A former policing minister raises concern about the relationship between the police and the media following a BBC report on a police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 2:02 pm

Exiled SA writer's remains go home

The remains of renowned anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa, who died in the US in 1965, are returned to South Africa for reburial.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 1:31 pm

Google removes 12 BBC News links

Google has now removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results in response to controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 12:17 pm

Inbetweeners thrash Sly at box office

The second Inbetweeners film continues to dominate the UK and Ireland box office chart, leaving the latest Expendables sequel floundering in its wake.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 10:54 am

Cate Le Bon festival called off

A one-day festival due to be hosted by musician Cate Le Bon in Cardigan has been called off due to the lack of a licence.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 10:06 am

Signed Dickens book up for £275,000

A signed copy of Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities bearing a personal inscription to fellow author George Eliot goes on sale for £275,000.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 8:19 am

Bush requests no photos at concerts

Singer Kate Bush requests fans do not take any photographs or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming live concerts.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 8:08 am

AUDIO: Poet Larkin 'showed empathy'

A new biography of the poet Philip Larkin reveals he was not miserable character which some have previously portrayed.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 6:14 am

VIDEO: War Horse gallops into China

The War Horse is due to take to the stage in China next year. Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing where rehearsals are taking place.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 5:44 am

Python prompts Ofcom investigation

The live screening of Monty Python's farewell show on UK comedy channel Gold prompts an Ofcom investigation over bad language.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 5:22 am

Paxman's show wins warm reviews

Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival gains a favourable response from newspaper critics.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 4:58 am

Jackie Chan son in drug arrest

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 4:56 am

Jeeves and Wooster shows cancelled

The Jeeves and Wooster stage show, Perfect Nonsense, cuts short a West End run that had been planned to take it into 2015.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 4:32 am

Capaldi: Doctor 'not yet in place'

New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi admits he is still finding his feet when it comes to playing the Time Lord in the latest series of the BBC One sci-fi show.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 3:41 am

Vine wins funniest Fringe joke award

A joke by Tim Vine is voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, making him the first comedian to win the accolade twice.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 3:18 am

Reynolds to receive lifetime honour

Veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the organisation announces.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 2:32 am