The chancellor is planning to announce in Wednesday's Budget that the BBC will have to meet the cost of free TV licences for over-75s, BBC News understands.
US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says.
Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson confirms he has been given an all-clear by doctors after two years of treatment for prostate cancer.
The Royal Opera House's production of William Tell, which was booed on its opening night because of a nude rape scene, is given a 15 certificate for cinema screenings.
Manchester's Whitworth is named Museum of the Year 2015 following a £15m redevelopment that led to record visitor numbers.
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes is found after going missing from his home in Majorca
Reviews for Jeremy Clarkson's final episode of Top Gear are divided over whether the programme was at its best or past its prime.
US rapper Kanye West performs his highly anticipated Glastonbury festival set, telling fans he is "the greatest living rock star on the planet".
The Royal Shakespeare Company announces that 14 amateur theatre groups will join a company of professionals on a national tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
A major international agreement designed to protect cultural treasures during military conflicts is to be finally ratified by the UK.
Critics savage EL James's rewrite of her erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, with one accusing it of "rapturous self-regard".
The fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park series has become the first film to take more than $500m on its opening weekend.
Kevin Spacey gets an honorary knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours, while Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Eddie Redmayne are also recognised.
Sir Roger Moore, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese have led tributes to screen legend Sir Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.
German-born composer and big band leader James Last has died, his manager says.
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