Simon Cowell was greeted by fellow Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams playing the bagpipes as auditions for this year's show got under way.
The Duchess of Cambridge officially opened a new academy, a leisure centre and met a voluntary group providing support to deprived families today.
WELL-KNOWN British and international film talent was present at this year's London Critics' Circle Film Awards.
HOLLYWOOD'S biggest stars walked the red carpet to attend the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
Photos: Oscar nominations announced today
Photos: Snow in Forest of Dean
PHOTOS: X Factor lovebirds Chloe Jasmine and Stevie Ritchie spotted canoodling in public for first time
Photos: Annual ice harvest on Squam Lake in Sandwich, North Hampshire, USA
Stunning photos of Exmoor covered by a blanket of snow
Snow chaos in Steam Mills, Cinderford near Dunks Corner, Nailbridge, Gloucestershire