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Prince re-signs with 'slave' label
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.

Former Radio 4 presenter dies at 88
Former BBC presenter Derek Cooper, who founded Radio 4's The Food Programme and presented a number of other shows, dies, aged 88.

Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez
Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.

Rihanna settles court case
The singer agrees a deal with ex-accountants who "cost her millions".

Kim Novak speaks out over jibes
Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.

White House won't comment on Bieber
Around 275,000 people have signed a petition calling for the singer to be removed from the US.

Easter funeral for Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the church where she was married and her mother's funeral held, her family says.

Festival 'lucky' to welcome stars
Organisers of the Hay Festival of literature say they are "incredibly lucky" to welcome big names such as Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher as part of the line-up for this years event.

George Alagiah treated for cancer
BBC News presenter George Alagiah is diagnosed with bowel cancer and will take a break from broadcasting while he receives treatment.

Leigh and Loach selected for Cannes
Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

BP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled
Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.

Rock band AC/DC are 'not retiring'
AC/DC confirm they will continue making music, following news guitarist and founder member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.

Kelpies lit up for launch event
The Kelpies, a massive new art installation overlooking the M9 near Falkirk, are lit up as part of a pyrotechnic launch event.

'Zoo' appears on derelict care home
A "zoo" of 20ft (6m) high graffiti animals appears on the walls of an abandoned nursing home in Wiltshire.

MF Husain's last works to be shown
The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.

Artists have unique brain structure
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.

Gospels win North East culture award
An exhibition of the 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham is named best event at a ceremony celebrating culture in the north-east of England.

Frozen US number one for 10th week
The album from Disney's animated film becomes one of only 11 albums to have topped the US chart for 10 weeks or longer.

Brit horror highest new film entry
British horror film The Quiet Ones is the highest new entry at the UK box office in a week dominated by older releases.

Hunger Games leads MTV Movie Awards
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes the prize for best film at the MTV Movie Awards, as well as female performance and best male for Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.

Paul Weller family win Mail damages
Rock star Paul Weller wins £10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online.

One in 10 young people buy cassettes
Cassette tapes have a "novelty value", with 10% of 18 to 24-year-olds buying one in the last month, according to new research.

UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.

Dave Lee Travis charged with assault
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is charged with one count of indecent assault under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard says.

Benefits Street follow-up in pipeline
The producers of Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street have confirmed they are working on a follow-up with the working title Immigration Street.

Channel 4 'supercharges' arts show
Channel 4 ramps up its arts coverage after a £3m boost from Arts Council England, including a new TV series showcasing young artists and film-makers.

VIDEO: What makes vinyl records 'richer'?
World Record Store Day is marked on Saturday and BBC Breakfast looks at why so many people still enjoy the old fashioned platform.

VIDEO: 'Tug of war' Banksy art in museum
The Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.

VIDEO: Easter story in a shipping container
The North East town of South Shields is commemorating the Passion of Christ on Good Friday in a different way.

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new releases
Film critic Anna Smith reviews the week's new film releases, including comedy The Love Punch, character driven drama, Locke, and We Are The Best!, a witty drama about a punk band in the 1980s.

VIDEO: How four men can play one piano
The Piano Guys talk to BBC Breakfast about their worldwide success thanks to a viral video aimed at drumming up business for a Utah shop

AUDIO: Study finds optimum beat for dancing
Scientists believe they have found the perfect beat to make people want to dance.

VIDEO: 'He really was a one-off'
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, in paying tribute author Ian McEwan described him as a 'one-off'.

VIDEO: Row over Irish dancing make-up ban
The Irish Dancing Commission has recently stopped children under the age of 10 from wearing make-up during competitions.

In Pictures: 50 landmark BBC Two shows
Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two

Freeman 'welcomed' Fargo freeze
Sherlock star braves the cold for Fargo TV series

Top 10 Tips: Susanne du Toit
Portrait painter Susanne du Toit on being an artist

In Pictures: Great North Passion
Artists customise 12 shipping containers to tell Easter story

Obituary: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

VIDEO: The book shop on a boat
The challenge of setting up a bookshop on a barge

The return of rock: Four bands to watch
Four guitar bands to look out for in 2014

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