Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.
Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.
Composer Judith Weir CBE is to become the first female Master of the Queen's Music.
James Garner, the US star of hit TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick and films including The Great Escape, dies aged 86.
JK Rowling's crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith will eventually outnumber her Harry Potter books, she reveals.
Beyonce is in the running for eight prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards, including video of the year and best female.
The Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, is among the designs shortlisted for a major architecture prize.
Media regulator Ofcom fines the Discovery Channel £100,000 for showing a crime series about female killers before the 21:00 watershed.
South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer dies in Johannesburg aged 90.
Home-grown children's television programming is now in long term decline, Teletubbies creator Anne Wood tells the BBC.
Tommy Ramone, the drummer and last surviving original member of influential US punk band The Ramones, has died aged 65, the group announces.
Actor Dave Legeno, who played Fenrir Greyback in the Harry Potter films, was found dead in California's Death Valley last weekend, authorities say.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is sentenced to two years' probation and community service over the egging of his neighbour's home in California.
A typical full-time writer earns £11,000 a year, according to research by an authors' society.
Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande tops the UK singles chart which, for the first time, combines sales and streaming figures.
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