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Ministers are discussing plans to make non-payment of the television licence fee a civil, rather than a criminal, offence.
Broom story wins animation prize
Animated film Room on the Broom scoops a prize at the British Animation Awards, less than a week after losing out at the Oscars.
'Work to do' on X Factor musical
The producers of a new musical based on ITV's X Factor admit there is "still work to do" after an audience was left waiting almost 50 minutes between acts at one performance.
Keith and Crawford receive honours
Actress Penelope Keith is joined by Michael Crawford as the pair receive their honours from the Queen at Windsor Castle
Branagh's Macbeth wins theatre awards
Sir Kenneth Branagh's visceral version of Macbeth wins three prizes at the Manchester Theatre Awards.
Washington set for Grey's Anatomy
Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
Picasso drawing used in graphene art
Artist Cornelia Parker teams up with a scientist to turn fragments of drawings by Picasso and Constable into a work for Manchester's Whitworth gallery.
Tartt and Atwood vie for book award
Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt and Booker winner Eleanor Catton are among the novelists longlisted for this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Radio 1 extends all-female line-up
A female-only weekend on the BBC station is extended to 39 hours on air to celebrate International Women's Day.
Goodness Gracious Me back in one-off
The stars of British Asian sketch show Goodness Gracious Me are reuniting for a one-off episode to help celebrate 50 years of comedy on BBC Two.
Trespasser in Justin Bieber's home
A woman was found sleeping in the bedroom of the house the singer rents in Atlanta.
French revives Vicar of Dibley on R4
An alternative Thought for the Day from The Vicar of Dibley, played by Dawn French, is part a special series of BBC Radio 4 programmes featuring fictional characters.
Elba to voice tiger in Jungle Book
The actor is in final negotiations to perform the voice of Shere Khan, the killer tiger in the children's story.
Chichester season opens with Amadeus
Chichester Festival Theatre will reopen after a £22m refurbishment with a new production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, starring Rupert Everett as Salieri.
Constable masterpiece goes on show
One of the greatest masterpieces of British art goes on display at National Museum Cardiff for six months.
Getty makes 35m photos free to use
Getty Images, the world's largest photo agency, makes millions of its pictures free to use, in an effort to combat piracy.
Act of Killing is top Guardian film
Documentary The Act of Killing, about Indonesian death squads in the 1960s, is named best film at the inaugural Guardian Film awards.
Conan O'Brien hosts MTV Movie Awards
Comedian and US Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been announced as the host for this year's MTV Awards.
Travolta speaks about Oscar error
John Travolta has "been beating himself up" over mispronouncing Idina Menzel's name at the Hollywood awards show.
The Black Keys to headline Latitude
The Black Keys are announced as the third musical headliner for the 2014 Latitude Festival in Suffolk.
Usher's stepson death: Man sentenced
A man convicted of a sea scooter crash that killed Usher's 11-year-old stepson is given four years in prison.
Stars record England World Cup song
Gary Barlow and Gary Lineker lead a team of football and pop stars to record the video for the official England 2014 World Cup song.
ITV recommissions Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather is to return for a second series on ITV after proving a hit with viewers.
BBC One to get £30m from Three closure
BBC One drama is to receive a £30m boost from the closure of BBC Three as a TV channel, director general Tony Hall announces.
Children watch less TV than adults
Children watch an hour and a half less TV than the national average, a new study finds.
VIDEO: Ivory Coast tackles music piracy
Music piracy in Ivory Coast is a major problem with an estimated 80% of potential revenues lost to boot-legged CDs and illegal downloads.
VIDEO: Composer admits lying about deafness
Mamoru Samuragochi, one of Japan's most famous composers, officially apologises for pretending to be deaf. He was exposed last month by a music teacher, who also claimed that he wrote all of his music for him in secret for 18 years.
AUDIO: Humphrys duets on Ravel beatbox
Veteran Today presenter John Humphrys teams up with an unlikely musical partner for an impromptu duet.
VIDEO: Soprano star turns 70 - on stage
Acclaimed soprano Dame Kiri te Kanawa has marked her 70th birthday - on the stage of London's Royal Opera House.
VIDEO: Inside an illustrator's imagination
Children's book illustrator Emma Levey talks BBC News through the process of bringing imagination to the printed page.
VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's new film releases, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bullet and 300: Rise of an Empire.
AUDIO: All-female laureate line-up
All five Poet Laureates of the UK and Ireland are to hold their first ever joint public reading on Friday, as part of the Southbank Centre's WOW: Women of the World festival.
VIDEO: Keith and Crawford in Queen's honours
Penelope Keith and Michael Crawford are among the latest names to be honoured by the Queen, at a ceremony in Windsor Castle.
Stars give their top 10 tips
Writers, designers and actors on the secrets of success
Inside the mind of the TV detective
Inside the mind of the Scandi-drama detective
Lost joys: Hunting down missing movies
The previously lost films being re-released
Why is the BBC closing a TV channel?
The closure of BBC Three explained
VIDEO: Asia Beats: China's Dawanggang
China's Dawanggang try to break down musical boundaries
Live music served with your latte
The musicians touring university coffee shops
Show seeks the secret of happiness
Has a musical project found the secret of happiness?