William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.
People who claim they were sexually abused by Jimmy Savile are being alerted by newspaper adverts as to how they can claim compensation.
Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year.
Former BBC presenter Derek Cooper, who founded Radio 4's The Food Programme and presented a number of other shows, dies, aged 88.
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.
Five musicians take action against the National Theatre after being stripped of their roles in the West End production of War Horse.
Author Donna Tartt is awarded this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction, for her critically acclaimed third novel The Goldfinch.
Critics laud one of the largest collections of Henri Matisse's "cut-out" artworks ever assembled for an exhibition opening at Tate Modern.
Pop star Kylie Minogue quits The Voice after one series, due to touring commitments.
Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series, has died, a friend of her family has told the BBC.
Actress Julie Walters is to be given the Bafta Fellowship, the highest honour the academy can bestow.
The post-mortem into the death of Peaches Geldof has proved inconclusive pending the result of toxicology tests, police say.
A post-mortem examination following the death of Peaches Geldof , who has died at the age of 25, will take place on Wednesday.
Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, dies aged 25 - leaving a husband and two sons.
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