Singer-songwriter Sam Smith wins the Brits Critics' Choice award, which will be presented during next year's nominations.
The autobiography from actor David Jason, schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai's story of being shot by the Taliban and David Walliams' latest children's book are winners at the Specsavers National Book Awards
Ten artists from eight countries are shortlisted for a prestigious contemporary art prize that offers £40,000 for the winner.
The BBC Trust says it stands by Nick Pollard's review into Newsnight's dropped investigation into Jimmy Savile despite criticism from a Tory MP.
British actresses Emma Thompson and Dame Judi Dench are among the British stars shortlisted for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards.
Two of Britain's top film writers, Billy Elliot's Lee Hall and The Full Monty's Simon Beaufoy, are writing a script about cricketer Harold Larwood.
Spotify is to allow handsets and tablets to access its service without paid subscription for the first time.
Two rare films from Peter Sellers' early career will be shown in public for the first time in 50 years, at the 2014 Southend Film Festival.
Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 are stolen from a London gallery.
The BBC has been ordered to improve the "quality and distinctiveness" of its peak-time drama and current affairs, it is revealed.
An inquest is to be held into the death of 92-year-old actress Jean Kent after a fall at her Suffolk home.
Paving slabs bearing the lyrics of paedophile rock star Ian Watkins in his home town are to be removed after calls by a children's charity and assembly member.
A comedy sketch called How Animals Eat Their Food is the UK's most popular YouTube video of the year, while spoof pop song The Fox tops the global list.
Gary Lucy, Jorgie Porter and Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle are all part of the final Dancing On Ice line-up.
A stage version of the 1988 movie Heathers, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, will receive its New York premiere Off-Broadway in March 2014.
Alan Bennett's play The History Boys has been named the nation's favourite, in a poll commissioned by the English Touring Theatre.
The international programme of a year-long festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of poet Dylan Thomas is launched.
Disney animated winter tale Frozen ends the Hunger Games sequel's reign at the top of the UK box office chart.
British star Hugh Laurie has won best actor at the New Zealand film awards for his lead role as a teacher in Mr Pip.
James Bond actor Ben Whishaw is to play Freddie Mercury in a new film about rock band Queen, replacing Sacha Baron Cohen.
Twelve newly discovered tracks recorded by the late American singer Johnny Cash 30 years ago will be released next year.
Two Door Cinema Club, Billy Bragg and Haim are among the first names to be announced for next year's Latitude Festival.
US country singer Garth Brooks is to embark on a world tour, more than 10 years after he last hit the road.
Graham Norton and his production company So Television are reprimanded by the BBC after the presenter wore a World Aids Day ribbon on air.
Quiz show Fifteen to One is to return to Channel 4 for a full series hosted by Sandi Toksvig, with Adam Hills fronting four celebrity specials.
Comic Relief will carry out a "full review" after claims millions of pounds were invested in funds with shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms.
Ahead of the announcement of a timetable for the shutdown of FM radio transmitters, some are rebelling against the switch to digital.
Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper star in the black comedy American Hustle.
Anchorman 2: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has its UK premiere in London.
Houston Rap chronicles the rise of a unique hip hop sound and the troubled but proud inner city communities the rappers come from.