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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Friday, April 18, 2014
The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
The dates will be the first since Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announced they had separated (Picture: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

London’s Royal Albert Hall will play host to Coldplay this July as part of a select series of dates to launch the band’s forthcoming album Ghost Stories.

Monday, April 14, 2014
The track is a remix of Kanye West's Bound 2 (Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

London-based dance duo Sigma have gone straight in at number one in the singles chart with a remix of a Kanye West song.

Monday, March 31, 2014
Left to right: Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler. The band will play the festival's opening night on July 4 (Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Black Sabbath, who formed nearly 50 years ago, are to headline the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this summer.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Simon Cowell and Harry Hill at the press night of

Attending the world premiere of Harry Hill’s X Factor spoof musical I Can’t Sing! was like seeing his second baby born this year, Simon Cowell said last night.

Monday, March 24, 2014
Musharaf Asghar and the cast of Educating Yorkshire accepting the award for best documentary at the 2014 National Television Awards (Picture: Yui Mok/PA)

A follow-up to the hit Channel 4 TV show Educating Yorkshire is coming to Walthamstow in east London.

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Gary Lineker, Davina McCall and David Walliams on stage for BBC Sport Relief 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Picture: Tom Dymond/Comic Relief/PA Wire

Friday night’s Sport Relief TV appeal, which featured a comedy appearance by David Beckham and was hosted live from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, raised a record £51.2million.

Friday, March 21, 2014
Kate Bush will play a 15-day residency at the Hammersmith Apollo (Picture: Trevor Leighton/PA Wire


Kate Bush is to return to the stage for a series of shows at the Hammersmith Apollo 35 years after retiring from touring.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Filming on Cobb Street for the new series (Picture: SamRosey/Instagram)

A trailer for a new series of the hit US show 24, set and filmed in London, has been posted online by its producers.

Monday, March 3, 2014
Best supporting actress and 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

It’s the biggest night of the year for the mainstream film industry, so the pressure for celebs to look their best (or just simply make an impression) is on at the Oscars.

Friday, February 21, 2014
Yawn (Picture: China Photos/Getty Images)

So another boring conference is taking place in London. That’s right, the fourth Boring Conference - a celebration of the ordinary and the overlooked - will be held in the capital in May, it has been mundanely announced.

Friday, February 21, 2014
The project will see the cinema's period features restored alongside the introduction of modern film display technology (Picture: Tim Ronalds Architects 2014/PA Wire)

A £6million project to restore London’s Regent Street Cinema, the UK’s oldest, has been given the go-ahead by Westminster council, with broadcaster Sandi Toksvig also throwing her weight behind the plans.

Monday, February 10, 2014
Mecia Simson in a Lego dress (Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA)

Celebrities and their children walked red carpet in the West End yesterday for a special screening of The Lego Movie, with some more appropriately dressed than others.

Monday, February 10, 2014
Clean Bandit performing at Camp Bestival last year (Picture: David Jensen/PA)

London band Clean Bandit last night made it a third successive week at the top of the UK singles chart with their dance track Rather Be.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
A Cornel Lucas shot of Brigitte Bardot from 1955

Work by the only stills photographer to be awarded a Bafta for his services to British film will go on show at the National Theatre later this month, it has been announced.

Monday, February 3, 2014
The clip's not short on iconic London images (Picture: Fox/YouTube)

A first look at the results of recent filming in London for the American drama series 24 has been posted online by Fox, the US TV network behind the show.

Friday, January 31, 2014
Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne with Tower Bridge in the background (Picture: YouTube)

One Direction have today released the music video for their new single, Midnight Memories.

Friday, January 31, 2014
Actor Michael J Fox, who played Marty McFly, a Back to the Future DVD launch party in 2002 (Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

A Back to the Future stage musical, developed by the original film’s writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, will open in London’s West End next year.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Shaftesbury Avenue at the heart of London's Theatreland (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA)

Major musicals such as The Book of Mormon and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory contributed to a record year for ticket sales in the West End in 2013, according to new figures.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Felicity Jones, who plays Charles Dickens' romantic interest Nelly Ternan in the film (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

The English Patient’s Kristin Scott Thomas and Ralph Fiennes were reunited on the red carpet last night at the London premiere of The Invisible Woman.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Prince onstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas (Picture: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rock superstar Prince has confirmed he will play a number of shows at “iconic venues in and around London” beginning next month.

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Simon Russell Beale as Lear, with Adrian Scarborough playing The Fool (Picture: Mark Douet/National Theatre)

Simon Russell Beale, who is currently playing King Lear in Sam Mendes’ production of the Shakespeare tragedy at the National Theatre, has said cast members believed Sam Troughton was still acting when he lost his voice during a performance on Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly with their two awards (Picture: Ian West/PA Wire)

Ant and Dec last night claimed the gong for entertainment presenter at the National Television Awards for the 13th year in a row during a star-studded ceremony at London’s O2 Arena.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tom Daley at the London Aquatics Centre. Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Tom Daley admits his relocation to London has kick-started his desire to do well at the Rio Olympics in 2016 - but he hopes the change will produce improvements in his performace much sooner.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Emilia Fox at the BAFTA television awards at the London Palladium.

It’s exactly a decade since Emilia Fox last trod the boards. After an unhappy experience in a savagely reviewed West End revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Silent Witness actress swore not to endure the baptism of fire of the London critics again.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Beckham kicks off Sport Relief (Picture: Ray Burmiston/BBC)

David Beckham is to join Del Boy and Rodney in a special Only Fools and Horses sketch for Sport Relief.

Monday, January 20, 2014
Craig Roberts and Charlotte Ritchie as Benny and Jolene, which premieres at the festival

Back for a third year, the London Comedy Film Festival 2014 boasts the world premiere of new independent flick Benny and Jolene, featuring young stars Craig Roberts from Submarine and Fresh Meat’s Charlotte Ritchie.

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Shia LaBeouf reportedly headbutted a man in a south London pub (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for BMW)

A video has reportedly surfaced of Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf aiming a headbutt at a man in south London.

Thursday, January 16, 2014
12 Years A Slave actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o, with director Steve McQueen (Picture: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

British film 12 Years A Slave, from London director Steve McQueen, leads British chances at the Oscars with nine nominations, including one for Newham-born actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Bastille frontman Dan Smith (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

London rock outfit Bastille will vie against Disclosure in four categories at this year’s Brit Awards, after both receiving more nominations than any other act.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Apollo Theatre the day after the ceiling collapse (Picture: Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

West End play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is to resume at a new venue this summer following the ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre which injured audience members.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave has been nominated for 10 awards at the Baftas.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Helen McCrory at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards last year (Picture: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

British actors Luke Evans and Helen McCrory will this morning announce nominations for the 2014 Bafta film awards.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Filming for the new series, featuring Peter Capaldi, will run until August (Picture: BBC/PA Wire


New Doctor Peter Capaldi, who stepped onto the show’s set today, has admitted first day nerves.

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