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

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