Metro Manila, a crime caper set in the Philippines, is named best film and picks up two other honours at the British Independent Film Awards.
British pianist Stan Tracey, one of the greats of the jazz world, dies at the age of 86.
The news of the death of Nelson Mandela breaks during a royal gala screening about the life of the former South African president.
The cultural test which determines whether a film can qualify as a British production is set to be changed to encourage more investment in the UK film industry.
TV cook Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine but denies being an addict, while giving evidence in court.
The Christmas Day episode of ITV's Downton Abbey will go head to head with BBC One's EastEnders, television schedules reveal.
Installation artist Laure Prouvost is named the winner of the 2013 Turner Prize at an awards ceremony in Londonderry, the UK City of Culture 2013.
Fans, friends and fellow stars pay tribute to US actor Paul Walker, best known for the Fast & Furious films, who has died in a car crash at the age of 40.
Paul Walker, who starred in the Fast & Furious action film series, has been killed in a car crash in California, his publicist says.
The son of the woman thought to have been murdered by Lord Lucan accuses ITV of "profiting" from her death in a new drama series.
British actor Lewis Collins, best known as Bodie in The Professionals, dies aged 67 after a five-year struggle with cancer.
Director general Tony Hall says the BBC should be "less British" about promoting itself and use its own airwaves to argue for the licence fee.
A previously unknown oil sketch by landscape artist John Constable is found concealed behind one of his paintings by V&A museum staff.
Pop star Robbie Williams debuts at number one with Swings Both Ways, which becomes the 1,000th album to top the UK charts.
Doctor Who fans around the world watch its 50th anniversary episode, in what is believed to be the largest simulcast of a TV drama in history.