August is usually a quiet time for news, but that hasn’t been the case in the world of entertainment and the arts.
Here are just a few of the stories we’ve been reporting on this week.
1. We said goodbye to Barry Chuckle
Last weekend we had the sad news that Barry Chuckle, the older half of comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, had died at the age of 73.
Fans, friends and family members paid tribute to the entertainer, who starred in such TV shows as Chucklevision and Chuckle Time with his brother Paul.
Rapper Tinchy Stryder was among those to pay homage, remembering the comic with whom he recorded a charity single in 2014 as a “super cool, talented, humble legend.”
Paul Chuckle described losing his brother as “the worst feeling ever” but vowed to carry on performing because “I know Barry would want me to.”