A new road gritter is named Nicole Saltslinger beating off a host of witty suggestions in an online competition.
Olly Murs admits video of him helping a choking woman is a fake which he filmed for Alan Carr's Happy Hour.
J Cole's new album is causing controversy with fans saying it takes a swipe at Kanye.
Kate Bush is beaten to the top of this week's album chart by Little Mix, despite promising midweek sales.
Pop star Adele announces two further Wembley Stadium shows after the initial dates sell out.
The end of HIV "is in sight" in Western countries, but increased testing is vital, Sir Elton John says.
Pop group Duran Duran express shock and anger after losing a court battle to reclaim US rights to some of their most famous songs.
Pop star Lady Gaga calls for an "harmonious" and "intelligent" response to Donald Trump's presidency.
Sir Elton John criticises comments by an MLA who said he did not know until recently heterosexual people could contract HIV.
The pop singer has eight of the 10 most-liked celebrity photos on Instagram this year.
Prince Harry and Rihanna have taken HIV tests together in Barbados to raise awareness on World Aids Day.
The death toll from wildfires raging across the US state of Tennessee rises to 11.
A man known by the name of Ebeneezer Goode is prosecuted for having drugs and daubing graffiti on a church building.
Country singer Dolly Parton launches a relief fund over recent wildfires in her native Tennessee.
Three new acts are tipped for success in 2017 with the release of the shortlist for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.
A sketch by Boy George makes more in a charity auction than an original artwork by Antony Gormley.
Sir Elton John says, with improved testing, the end of HIV "is in sight" in Western countries.
Pop singer Izzy Bizu is named the BBC Introducing artist of the year, ahead of the BBC Music Awards on 12 December.
He deleted his account in August and has no plans of returning to the social network after suffering abuse.
Apple is turning 20 of its gaming apps red and launching new products to raise money for World Aids Day.
The rapper is back home with wife Kim Kardashian after leaving hospital, according to US media reports.
Muse, Bastille and Major Lazer will all appear at Reading and Leeds Festival in August 2017.
The Brit Awards statuette designed by the late architect Dame Zaha Hadid is unveiled.
Drake is Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2016, despite withholding his album from the service on release.
The tax affairs of the secondary ticketing industry are being targeted by HM Revenue and Customs, the Victoria Derbyshire programme learns.
Joe Esposito, a close friend and aide of Elvis Presley, dies at the age of 78 after suffering from dementia.
A round-up of some of the artists that could be in with a chance of claiming the top spot this Christmas.
Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers say they will play the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod next July.
Soul star John Legend discusses the US election, his own political activism and being a domestic demigod.
A piece of music handwritten by Gustav Mahler has broken the record for the highest price for a musical manuscript sold at auction.
British singer-songwriter Kate Bush describes the UK's prime minister Theresa May as "wonderful".
A handwritten score by Gustav Mahler fetches a record-breaking £4.5m at auction.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star of hit musical Hamilton, talks about writing songs for Moana and his upcoming role in Mary Poppins Returns.